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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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joeromel
Jul. 5th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
You have to understand that this kind of teaching is relatively recent, and done in the light of scientific discovery. These are the adjustments and concessions I'm talking about.

There was a time when seven days meant seven days, and it wasn't all that long ago. Christianity (in this specific case) had to adjust or become obsolete. This is why these particular religions still exist. They adjusted to scientific discovery and inquiry. Now nobody thinks seven days really means seven days, but there was a time when that kind of talk would have had you killed for blasphemy. I mean, my goodness, what about heliocentric model? How many people died trying to forward that theory because it challenged the church's geocentric model?

So when you look beyond the last twenty years and outside the scope of your own experience, it's clear to see that science and religion very much contradict each other. We've reached a "safe" zone for the time being, but quantum mechanics is going to tear that wall down eventually as well, and religion is going to fight against it and, eventually, concede some more.

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