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← MUST WE ALWAYS CATER TO THE FAITHFUL WHEN TEACHING SCIENCE?

SASnSA's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by SASnSA

I unfortunately disagree. Yes I would like the US to become more secular, but for the time being, I think what is more important is removing the threat of creationism getting instilled in school science.

I think if we can get the parents and school boards to be more accepting of evolution, even at the cost of allowing them to retain their myths, we'll be better off. If we force the choice of Science XOR Religion, Xtians around here are going to continue to choose religion; but continuing to offer the choice of Science AND/OR Religion allows them the flexibility to eventually accept evolution. I think that once we can get the current generation of parents to accept evolution so that evolution can get incorporated into their indoctrination of their children instead of strict creationism, we have a better chance of actually teaching the children unadulterated evolution and opening their minds to all that it portends.

I guess the Discovery Institute has one thing right: it takes a wedge rather than a sledge hammer to change a country's beliefs.

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:46:00 UTC | #342494