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Initial post: 2 Dec 2012 09:17:04 GMT
C. A. Small says:
At long last even the faith schools will have to accept reality. Creation is a myth, evolution is a scientifically proven fact and they will have to teach this to the children. Wonderful news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20547195

Posted on 2 Dec 2012 10:49:55 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 12:38:57 GMT
Port oat says:
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 12:42:29 GMT
Obelix says:
Simon...still can't...write...a sentence sober...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 13:46:24 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Simon - still cannot read or digest information.
Evolution is a fact. True. Scientifically proven.

Creation is a myth. True. No evidence whatsoever for it, all the evidence is against it.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 13:49:15 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Except they do deny the teaching of it because it shoews the flaws with the religious myths.

If you could point to a school that teaches Santa, Robin hood or King Arthur as fact, or the Holocaust as a myth I will be delighted to inform Ofsted.

Creation as an idea is daft and teaching at as anything other than a myth is child abuse.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 15:01:56 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 15:04:26 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 16:19:03 GMT
ric_mac says:
< At long last even the faith schools will have to accept reality >

Implies the prejudiced and incorrect assumption that all faith schools do not teach evolution. In my own experience -- even over thirty years ago -- and more recently of my own family, Catholic schools teach evolution in biology classes.

Posted on 2 Dec 2012 16:27:32 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 16:29:01 GMT
SF Fan says:
Same here ric_mac. I was taught evolution in an RC school too. The Catholic church hierarchy is stuffed with very clever people (fallible though they are), and they realised that denying evolution is laughable. A long time ago. During the century of the Fruit-Bat I think.

Evolution is not at odds with a belief in God - you can just choose to believe that God kicked it off - which is what I believe on the days I believe in God.

Of course, as I saw somewhere yesterday - "Science is great - because it's true whether you believe in it or not."

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 16:32:30 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 16:42:30 GMT
Spin says:
Our kids attended a Catholic primary, not because of choice, but because of the postcode lottery. And I must dmit, despite my fears, they received a very impressive education. And the teachers were not bible-bashing disciplinarians (as some on this thread consider all religious teachers to be) The postcode lottery has resulted in Catholic primaries having to cater for the variety of cultures it must serve. And in my experience, I give them 10 out of 10. Our kids experience and love of education altered my previous prejudice against Faith schools; I was wrong and will correct that error by arguing against the strereotypes favoured by those with no experience of the subject.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 16:51:24 GMT
ric_mac says:
You were being studied by a young Welsh girl?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:18:14 GMT
C. A. Small says:
ric mac- in my experience of my nephews catholic school they teach evolution and creation, both as faith positions. This is an improvement however over my wifes school which taught creation as true.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:18:54 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Simon- again you show your famous ignorance. Well done.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:19:39 GMT
C. A. Small says:
And again- even for your low level of mental processing this is good.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:21:06 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Spin- well done for misinterpreting yet again. You do have a talent, it just isn't useful.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:25:20 GMT
Spin says:
CA: This is 2012, not 1950. Do not judge teachers or students according to your own experience...Listen to yoir kids; our kids know more than we ever did at their age...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:26:52 GMT
Spin says:
CA; I sat my son down for a "man to man" talk...He said "Ok, Dad, what do you want to know.." =)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:30:18 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:31:31 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Spin- since my wife was at school in the 1970's, and my nephews are at school now- you clearly have no idea what you are on about, as usual.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:32:40 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Simon- try reading any one of Richard Dawkins excellent books on evolution. Or live life in your usual and prefered state of ignorance.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:45:24 GMT
easytiger says:
Fount creature! A case of Guinness is on its way! Real stuff, as opposed to the theoretical stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 17:51:42 GMT
Spin says:
CA: Ah, the 70s. Very relevent to 2012...For people who believe in "Evolution" you are quite keen to deny that phenomena, institutions and ideologies evolve...What hypocrites..
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