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NakedCelt's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by NakedCelt

At first blush I'm inclined to disagree with Richard, if only on the basis of "When making rules, always assume your opponents will be using them against you." This is Kentucky, right? Who's to say, if the Tea Party gain the control of the country they so clearly desire, there won't some day be discrimination against atheists (or global-warming "scaremongers") in teaching roles following just such a precedent?

However, on reflection, an astronomy teacher is not just there to teach facts about the universe. An astronomy teacher, like all science teachers, is there to teach how one discovers facts about the universe, and anyone who thinks the Bible counts as evidence in any field of research but the history of religion in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean does not know how one discovers facts about the universe.

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:48:43 UTC | #583838