Discussion by: iAtheism
So I started my senior Biology class the other day and I was really excited to start learning Evolution because that's what I want to get my PhD in. Well at the beginning of class my teacher comes in and says "I will be teaching everything but Chapter 14 (Evolution) because I don't wanna start a riot here in class." Well I can understand that, and I told her I need to take Evolution and she said "Well if I did teach it, I could easily just bring up the Bible on creation." That shocked me she would even say something so stupid like that. Well in the car I was telling my mom (by the way my sister is in the same class as me) and I told my mom, she is a theist by the way, that I was highly upset, so my sister said "She just doesn't want to bother anybodies beliefs" and so my mom spoke up and said "I know Evolution is true, but I also believe there is truth in the Bible." And they were on the teachers side the whole car ride home untill I spoke up and said "Well I believe 2+2=5, just because I believe in something doesn't mean it's true and that all of math should shape around to what I believe in." Well that kinda ended the arguement in the car. Well, I was wonder if there is anything I could do to get her to teach Evolution in class or should I simply just buy a couple books on it and learn it myself?
*Books I'm looking at buying: The Selfish Gene, Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be, and Evolution: The Orgin of Life (or something like that.)