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Thoughts on teaching science

The teaching of science has always been an important issue for me because it
provides the foundation of logic & reason (the scientific method).
When you teach something that is utter nonsense (Intelligent Design, New
Earth Creationism) that has the same backing as Santa Claus then you
undermine the students thinking ability.
In the context that the Bible was written, Creationism was the best
explanation available to tribes wandering around the desert. Many cultures
have a creation myth which is fine but it must be told in the context and
has no place in the science classroom.

Schools all over the country have tremendous challenges like the % of kids
that cannot read, do not graduate or FAR more disturbing those that graduate
but cannot read.

I do not think that teaching folk tales in science is the answer. As Obama
said, "I would applaud the restoration of Science to its proper, rightful
and prominent place in the USA - it is overdue. "

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