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  •  The truth is in the evidence (3+ / 0-)
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    Temmoku, Orinoco, pdxteacher

    I am beginning to think I worded something wrong. I am not saying teach an entire unit on the creationist view point. (That would be against the standards.) I am saying acknowledge that there are students in the room whose families have different beliefs! The evidence supports evolution which is hard and true fact and the students will easily see this. It is just my opinion that to silence the other students in the room is wrong.

    If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

    by Ash Leatherman on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 08:04:03 AM PST

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    •  ugh!! (3+ / 0-)
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      BPARTR, Orinoco, Tonedevil
      It is just my opinion that to silence the other students in the room is wrong.
      But Daddy told me 4+1 was um....... 200.

      We don't discuss religion in science class.  Teacher is the person who plans the lessons and has only a certain amount of time to cover material.  No time wasted on dumbass fundies wasting time.
      NO NO NO!
      my classroom had Mormons, Penticostals, Jejovas. Evangelical and many others.

    •  teach an entire unit? (4+ / 0-)
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      TexMex, elfling, Orinoco, Tonedevil

      No, that wouldn't be how it is done- rather, the teacher simply adds a caveat to every statement, saying, But god ( the Xtian god) didn't reallly do this.

      The key is that apologists for creationists clearly don't believe that it is necessary to discuss the thousands of other gods posited by men in the past and present.  they feel no need to be inclusive of Muslims ( god forbid...) , Buddists, witch or satin worshipers, etc.   If one argues that a particular cult and only that particular cult needs to be included or discussed in a science and evolution class, then it is logical that ALL cults must be discussed, with equal time and specificity.  Do the Xtians really want discusion of Thor and Zeus and the earth goddess? simply, no.

      The agnostics you represent are only agnostic about the Xtian god- not about Zeus, Mohammed, etc, etc.  They are atheists when it comes to every other god, and they would not want those cults discussed in a science class, or anywhere.

      As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

      by BPARTR on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:01:33 AM PST

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    •  Whether it's the Illuminati, (0+ / 0-)

      the existence of mermaids, or fundamentalist religion, I don't tell students they're stupid.  But it's very important to tell them, in a tactful way,  that these beliefs are not science.  That's my job as a science teacher.

      Light is seen through a small hole.

      by houyhnhnm on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:09:47 PM PST

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