Skip to comments.Oregon Biology Teacher Fired Over Bible References
Posted on 03/20/2007 2:02:43 PM PDT by Diago
During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.
That was enough for the Sisters School Board, which fired the teacher Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution.
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If he would have used the quran he'd still be there.
Helphinstine, 27, said in a phone interview with
The Bulletin newspaper of Bend that he included
the supplemental material to teach students about
bias in sources, and his only agenda was to teach
No sarcasm. He's an individual. I wish him well
in life and kudos for giving this a good try.
If they fired every liberal teacher who injected politics into every subject, they would have to close all the government schools...hey, not a bad idea!
Biology is supposed to be "objective," and limited to a range of observed events. The scientist is supposed to be a disinterested observer, but what is obsaerved requires explanation to be meaningful and every scientist necessarily "adds to" his observation as he observes. Part and parcel of Darwinism is the culture in which Darwin was nurtured. It is this which prevents his science from being objective. So far as science alone is concern, he was most concerned to reject catastropism, the geological equivalent of revolution , in favor of gradualism-- a idea most congenial to Victorian Englishmen.
Creationism is a theological concept. That does not mean that nature is not owing to a creator who can communicate with mankind.
I take it you're going to disavow any responsibility for your own comments and observations having made any contributions to the absence of objectivity in that parcel.
Looks like Mr. Helphinstine will have plenty of time on his hands for "critical thinking."
I think this is called opinion. Why should I claim responsility? It is mine own.
Nice quote. Is that original?
Can I refer those who say that creationists are not anti-science to you for clarification about the theory of evolution and the general subject of science:
"Only it posulates that above man is this god-like being called The scientist. He serves as a kinbd of oracle of this supposed body of knowledge known as SCIENCE."
You don't claim responsibility for your own opinion?
Why should I NOT claim responsibility?
I wonder what his Freeper name is.
No reason not to. And no basis for complaining about anyone else's lack of objectivity on the subject.
There is a difference between a science and SCIENCE. Is it Luddism is say that Darwin's theories were shaped by the prevalent opinions of his class and age?
I'm not sure what you'd call it to try to define science in terms of the abuses of TOE, but you don't call it rational.
No doubt. The difference is whichever one makes room for your theology isn't science.
Is it Luddism is say that Darwin's theories were shaped by the prevalent opinions of his class and age?
No. It's ad hominem.
Or beneath contempt
Scientists are as likely to abuse their positions as anyone else. They are just as greedy for fame and fortune as the average rock star. More to the point, they are sometime guilty of priestcraft, which is to claim magical powers.
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