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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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tonymaacaroni
Jul. 5th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
yes and no
I think it is more visceral than that because the concept of evolution challenges core religious belief. It challenges the Genesis version of creation and because of that, they think it must be wrong. Remember that faith is belief without evidence. The thought of entertaining the idea that several Bronze Age (and earlier) tribes with a monotheistic belief system might have made the whole thing up is too difficult an argument to have...it goes to heart of whether there is an Abrahamic god at all.

So they will discount hundreds of years and thousands of scientific experiments and ensuing evidence and find the one scientific paper that contradicts this. They will say 'it's just a theory' and 'there's no proof'...even though in both respects, they are wrong.
spitphyre
Jul. 5th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Re: yes and no
Well, as an above argument states, it really DOESN'T contradict the creation story. Not unless you take the literal interpretation of Genesis which many churches no longer do. If you take the word "day" out of it then the story of evolution and the possibility that the current accepted scientific hypothesis for how the universe came into being actually work. The people that rabidly fight the teaching of evolution are a vocal minority. Unfortunately, the majority still believes that evolution should be taught with the Abrahamic creation myth and they don't fully understand how evolution works.

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