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Author Topic:   Should we teach both evolution and religion in school?
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Message 1499 of 2058 (877699)
06-20-2020 12:30 PM
Reply to: Message 372 by mike the wiz
11-02-2014 5:09 PM

People should be given the right to decide for themselves if all of these marvels could create themselves, as a whole, rather than the invocation of the evolutions. I see no problem in telling the student all of the facts, and letting them decide for themselves. If they then believe evolution could make a Blastocyst turn into a Giraffe over a period of months, and think no intelligence is involved, then obviously that can be their choice, but they shouldn't be duped into accepting false-dichotomies, nor should they accept the No-True-Scotsman Fallacy, by being told that only phoney scientists don't accept evolution.

Should this "right" to decide be limited to the subject or evolution, or shall we expand it to all sciences? Should people have the "right" to reject heliocentrism? Quantum physics? Decide to accept (or believe) the Phlogiston "theory"?

And how would you organize education if half of the class adopts a wide range of "theories"?

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