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14 US States Restrict Evolution Teaching: In God's Name

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Initial post: 15 Feb 2014 15:42:46 GMT
Henry James says:
Missouri is the latest to add an innovation - requiring parental consent for a child to be taught about evolution. 14 out of 50 states have some sort of restriction, and invariably they do so in the name of God.

There are still some people who minimize religion's negative effect on intelligent thought (not to be confused with "intelligen" design).

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2014 15:53:14 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2014 16:03:01 GMT
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This rather misses the point, as we're not talking about denying children access to anything, We're talking about what we fundamentally include in a child's education, it should be as factually correct as we are able, evolution is a scientifically established fact, creationism has not one shred of scientific evidence to support it. To teach the latter in favour of the former as part of a child's education is recklessly criminal. I don't think this will end here either. There have been plenty of legal presidents set in this battle to stop creationists destroying children's education with their nonsense.

How would you feel if a doctor treating you believed that humans had not evolved? If in fact that doctor believed absolutely that the first human man was made by magic from clay, and the first women by magic from one of his ribs. There are already grave concerns by medical science within the USA that restricting the teaching of evolution will greatly harm medical research and limit the countries ability to produce scientists of the best calibre.


In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2014 16:07:33 GMT
Henry James says:
That's why you have a PhD.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2014 16:17:10 GMT
I don't, but I can print one off easily enough.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 04:51:36 GMT
"Even a kid growing in a theistic household will hear of "Evolution"

...and will probably be told that they will spend an eternity in the bowels of hell, with a red hot poker as a suppository, if they believe such blasphemy.

" Tell a child something is "forbidden" and he will be sure to investigate"

Try telling that to a child in a Taliban village. The indoctrination of children by the religious, be they Christian, Muslim or the scourge of society.

Children should go to school to learn FACTS! Not that the Dinosaurs died when they couldn't fit on the Ark!
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