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irate_atheist's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by irate_atheist

I should love to have everybody taught about evolution from a fairly early age, because it is so important, so exciting," he says. "It answers so many questions and mysteries; it solves so many problems. Until you know about it, you're wandering around on this Earth looking at trees and birds and flowers, not knowing why any of them is there. Evolution is the answer to that riddle, so you're not really a whole person if you don't know where you come from and why you exist. And it's not difficult. It's not like relativity, it's not like quantum theory â€" it's something teachable to fairly young children."
I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. If religion is allowed to wreck childrens' minds, the very least we can do is tell them the truth instead. Barring my untimely death, my son will be as educated as possible, as young as possible, about this. I can only but hope this will counter the expected propaganda from the four preachers, two vicars and the ex-nun in my in-laws.

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:53:00 UTC | #202813