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  •  I agree completely. (0+ / 0-)

    We should not "teach" the alternative point of view. We should only mention it when it is relevant. "Ignorant nonsense", although not something we want our students to believe, is something that we want them to be aware of, especially when the "nonsense" was the only theory for most of history and remains a theory that holds the belief of a very significant portion of the population, even if the preponderance of the evidence seems to debunk it beyond any reasonable argument to the contrary.

    I am not arguing in favor or teaching creationism. I am arguing in favor of mentioning the "fact" that the creationism theory was the only theory leading up to the theory of evolution and amazingly remains a widely held belief.

    I believe in teaching facts, and historically, it is a "fact" that creationism was and still is believed to be true even though I personally believe in evolution.

    "The government has got into the hands of the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." -- Woodrow Wilson

    by DickMacgurn on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 04:10:07 PM PDT

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    •  I'm afraid (2+ / 0-)
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      that the school day is going to have to be lengthened by several hours to accommodate all of the nonsense that, within your model, students need to learn.

      I'm talking about biology classes. Evolution belongs in biology class. Creationism does not. Anything else is a silly irrelevancy.

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