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Should Math Be Taught in Schools?



((Sad to say, this parody is hardly exaggerated at all. A few of the answers are almost verbatim to the actual answers of the Miss USA contestants to "Should Evolution Be Taught in Schools." Go watch that video on YouTube and see for yourself)).

(((There are days I think I am living in the world of Kornbluth's "Marching Morons." Just look at reality TV, and remember the hit show in his story)))

(((I am vastly pleased that the eventual Miss USA winner, and GAME OF THRONES fan, does "believe in evolution." And presuambly in math as well))).

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lied_ohne_worte
Jul. 5th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
But any scepticism directed at scientific theories should also be scientific, that is it should rise from someone using the scientific method to test a theory and find that it doesn't explain what was thought it explains. If the criticism is of a religious nature, it doesn't belong into classes that teach science.

I don't even think one can say that "one believes in evolution" - either one rejects the whole scientific method or one doesn't.

And as for parents deciding "the type of curriculum that's best for their children" - as far as I understand the US system, they get to decide the curriculum for everyone's children, not only their own. Is it fair to have children's science classes following a particular interpretation of religious scripture whether or not the children actually follow that religion, in a country that prides itself on a separation between church and state?

And I say all that as a Christian following a denomination that does not take the Bible literally, and does neither use scripture to replace scientific method nor tries to force one religion on everyone else.

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