Creationism in Texan Public Schools
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31-01-2013, 01:58 PM
RE: Creationism in Texan Public Schools
Lucky. Oh yeah well well.... we are fucking stupid down south there I said it! No scratch that this whole country is off there rocker! Politically correct, religious, science hating whores lol
(31-01-2013 06:05 AM)Vosur Wrote:  It's... it's like a different world. If someone were to propose teaching Creationism in public schools over here, he would get laughed out of the room.
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31-01-2013, 02:32 PM
RE: Creationism in Texan Public Schools
Not surprising, although my city doesn't have that.

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31-01-2013, 03:24 PM
RE: Creationism in Texan Public Schools
(31-01-2013 06:05 AM)Vosur Wrote:  It's... it's like a different world. If someone were to propose teaching Creationism in public schools over here, he would get laughed out of the room.
They would most likely loose their job for suggesting something that ridiculous here !
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31-01-2013, 04:18 PM
RE: Creationism in Texan Public Schools
(30-01-2013 11:38 AM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  That's just an assumption.
Maybe that same school has a math teacher who's doing a wonderful job teaching critical thinking skills.


Math isn't a threat to the fundamentalist's faith/delusion so it won't be challenged. Evolution IS a direct threat since it completely is at odds with their bronze age text they so worship. A lot of Christians have somehow reconciled that evolution is fact by deciding they had misinterpreted their bible or still adding their god to the mix. I'm not so sure Math teaches critical thinking in the same way that you enhance your bullshit detector though.

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01-02-2013, 01:59 AM
RE: Creationism in Texan Public Schools
No, math doesn't enhance our bullshit detectors.

In 9th grade I asked my geometry teacher why we had to learn geometry. He said to prepare us for later math. I then asked when will we ever use either one, unless we become a math teacher or maybe occasionally in science or engineering - most of which would be done by computers anyway.

His answer was that the best thing about geometry was that it teaches us problem solving skills. Not just for math, but for all kinds of problems throughout our life. We learn to look at any problem and apply ourselves, logically, to analyzing the problem and finding a solution.

I think he was right.

It won't detect bullshit, but it does help us learn to be more analytic.

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