Good, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1727)

Jan 29, 2013

Hi Richard,

Just a comment I feel I need to make with regard to the teaching of ‘Creation Science’ in classrooms.

I have watched a number of debates about this on Youtube.

The last debate I watched had the creationist putting forward the opinion that she simply wanted her children to be aware of all sides of the debate and she was curious as to why the atheist was so afraid of her children getting the full ‘facts’ so they could decide for themselves.

I find this frustrating as no atheist ever makes the point that we send our children to school to learn facts, not fiction.

Do we teach alternatives in our Chemistry classes, such as, the ‘fairies at the bottom of the garden’ theorem of potions?
What about Mathematics? Is there perhaps a great ‘Unicorn and Pixie’ rule that we should know about?

Surely the teaching of Science should be exactly that – Science. I didn’t know it carried a footnote under the heading ‘Pseudo Science’.

Creationism should be taught in the correct setting, and that is within a religious context during bible study classes. (If they must)

Do you think this would be a worthwhile point you might make when next you are speaking publicly? (Before I tear my hair out!)

Kind Regards,

Jennifer
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