I know an eighth grade science teacher that allowed the students of have a debate of Darwin ‘evolution’ against alternate theories. He was fired from his job for this. There is no ability to question or have open ended debate regarding this topic. Anything that smells like ID, or Creation Theory will be attacked as a violation of church and state and you will be thrown out, or at a minimum asked to stop, or lose your teaching position. Let’s face it, Darwinism is more of a religion than people are willing to admit.
posted on 07/13/2007 2:41:20 PM PDT
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Exactly. Any theory should be able to stand up to critical thinking. Nice to see some people are doing it. It is far more important to teach kids to think critically than it is to teach them any specific theories. After all critical thinking is the root of all science. Science class should be teaching kids to think, not to believe.
posted on 07/13/2007 2:48:53 PM PDT
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