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  •  At What Grade Level Would You Do This? (1+ / 0-)
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    kaliope

    I can see two unintended consequences:  Beginning an endless circular discussion or being accused of denigrating religious beliefs.  Time is limited in school classes.  The syllabus must be followed.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Sat May 14, 2011 at 02:34:14 PM PDT

    •  It is a serious problem (1+ / 0-)
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      kaliope

      Of course, distracting from the curriculum is a goal of those who want children to be ignorant for religious reasons.

      I doubt that going through why creationism is a false claim would ever get past a school board, no matter how well documented the evidence is that creationism is not science in any way, shape, or form.

      And, yes, there is a feedback loop to correct the initial overly simplified teaching that gets corrected as a student is educated further. No matter where you put the stake in the ground, there's no way to not have some misleading statements along the way.

      No one bothers to ignore Newtonian mechanics, even if it is technically 'wrong'.

      The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

      by freelunch on Sat May 14, 2011 at 03:40:32 PM PDT

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    •  What grade? (0+ / 0-)

      Anywhere from eighth grade on upward.  

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