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  •  The problem with that is... (none)
    that the biblical story of creation has been scientifically disproven.  We have a gajillion tons of evidence that:
    • 1) the earth is more than six thousand years old - the fossil record, carbon dating, geological formations, etc. etc. etc.
    • 2) god did not create man and all the other creatures six thousand years ago - DNA analysis of the evolutionary process, evolutionary "theory", etc. etc. etc.
    • 3) the universe is more than six thousand years old - background radiation, planetary and star formation processes, etc. etc. etc.
    I could go on and on with all the things that science (the combination of ideas with evidence) has shown us that make clear that the bible is just a really interesting fictional account of the history of Christianity and Judiaism (I will admit that there may be some historical facts involved, but probaly no more than a James Frey biography).
    As such, it would be an abdication of our responsibility as parents to allow our children to learn that there are two sides to this story: the facts and the fictional account, in a school setting.
    I am a liberal and would be happy to have my children learn of any new theories explaining the universe; string theory, alternative dimensions, etc., so long as these theories had facts supporting them.
    As an aside, as an atheist, I know that there is no god, science has proven that, but if there is a god, he is not a very nice deity.  History has proven that.

    "Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism"  Tommy J.

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