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  •  If we are teaching creation, we are teaching (7+ / 0-)

    a spiritual lesson. If we are teaching biology, we ought to be teaching science without anyone's bible or creation myth.

    A while back, physicists had heralded the discovery that these tiny little particles (with a cute name I can no longer remember) which had been known before could exist and then in a super nanosecond could expand into a universe. (This is so lame as far as science goes...coming down with a cold and lacking sleep is not helping me here...) At any rate, I thought at the time, Wow, this is an amalgam of science and creation if I ever saw one.

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 01:52:01 PM PDT

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    •  I love your first two sentences. Succinct. (1+ / 0-)
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      Like a bumper sticker.  We need to incorporate these type of wisdom bytes into our discourse, as often they're the only way some people can process information.

      Can I use this elsewhere as long as I credit "occupystephanie"?

      "Woe to those who make unjust laws,
    to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights
    and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, 
making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless."

      by Snarky McAngus on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:23:33 PM PDT

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    •  Late reply, but (0+ / 0-)

      I agree with you on both points. And, there are so many different creation stories that it is a shame that -really- only one is taught. On the second point, I have been (mis?)quoting Neil Tyson:

      "I object to the teaching of religion in science classes not because it is religion, but because it is not science"

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