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29-08-2013, 09:53 PM
My Physics Book is Encouraging Religious Beliefs
So I was reading the first chapter of my physics book and then a stumbled across a section dedicated to science and religion. And it's essentially encouraging students to be religious and says something along the lines of only those with a limited understanding of either science or religion will see contradictions. There's definitely no bias. At all. I'm guessing that the religious belief that the earth is only a few thousand years old and the scientific fact that the earth is a few billion years old aren't considered contradictions then?

Though to be fair one of the first pages uses Comic Sans so maybe I should have seen it coming.
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29-08-2013, 10:01 PM
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Next time you put faulty answers in a test, tell your teacher science and religion dont contradict and your religion says thats the answer

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29-08-2013, 10:23 PM
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Nice one LV.

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29-08-2013, 10:27 PM
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x^2 +2x -8=0


Religiously I feel that x=7 is the holiest of answers and if you don't grade this answer as correct you are discriminating against my religion.

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29-08-2013, 11:39 PM
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30-08-2013, 12:56 AM
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Maybe it's trying to preempt expected religious objections to scientific truth? That's the most generous thing I can think for a statement like that.

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30-08-2013, 06:19 AM
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Could you post a scan of the page and the name of the book?
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30-08-2013, 06:56 AM
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I'd love to use a copy of the scan, if you do provide it. I'd be posting it on my FB - it's been awhile since I stirred the pot on there and would be grateful!

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30-08-2013, 07:56 AM
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(29-08-2013 09:53 PM)southernbelle Wrote:  So I was reading the first chapter of my physics book and then a stumbled across a section dedicated to science and religion. And it's essentially encouraging students to be religious and says something along the lines of only those with a limited understanding of either science or religion will see contradictions. There's definitely no bias. At all. I'm guessing that the religious belief that the earth is only a few thousand years old and the scientific fact that the earth is a few billion years old aren't considered contradictions then?

Though to be fair one of the first pages uses Comic Sans so maybe I should have seen it coming.

Just mark out the word only and replace it with "even"

Even those with a limited understanding of either science or religion will see contradictions.

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30-08-2013, 09:39 AM
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***Insert Appeasement for Texas Board of Education Here***

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