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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching 544

Posted by samzenpus
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Capt.Albatross writes "At Slate, Chris Kirk presents a map of schools in the USA that both receive public funding and teach creationism. It also shows public schools in those states where they are allowed to teach creationism (without necessarily implying that creationism is taught in all public schools of those states). There is a brief outline of the regulations in those states where this occurs, but the amounts involved are not discussed."
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27, 2014 @06:21PM (#46085839)

    To be fair, what the image is showing is deceptive. Both states you mention have "teach the controversy" laws that apply to Public Schools, while Texas is showing the specific charter schools.

  • Re:Good (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27, 2014 @06:34PM (#46086001)

    Oh god yes, because we haven't hit the bottom yet. We need to start stoning faggots, burning witches, owning slaves and doing all that other awesome stuff from your big book of alternatives to rational thought that your magic man in the sky gave to that fictional band of bronze age desert wanderers. You know, go back to the good old days before science and rational thought screwed things up with unholy crap like computers, democratic republics, vaccines, schools, automobiles, satellites, roads, television so you could live out your 30 years of killing non-believers as the good lord intended. Oh, but quick glance at your /. history reveals that you're one of those who hasn't actually READ the book with which you thump everything.

  • by Mashiki (184564) <mashiki@@@gmail...com> on Monday January 27, 2014 @06:44PM (#46086117) Homepage

    How is that odd? Muslims and Jews aren't the fanatical threat to freedom and education that Conservative Christians currently are in America.

    Really? Apparently you've never run across a your average non-westernized muslim(or standard conservative muslims), they're more than happy to shove their opinions down your throat. While doing so, they'll also demand that you directly accommodate them. Jews generally are happy to not shove their opinions down your throat on their religious issues, and the more conservative are generally happier to enclave themselves up and run their lives according to how they want to run them.

  • by jader3rd (2222716) on Monday January 27, 2014 @07:26PM (#46086507)

    Evolutionists want to teach evolution because they don't like religion.

    No, that's wrong. Evolutionists want evolution taught because it is the best explanation was have for observed and verified facts.

  • by the eric conspiracy (20178) on Monday January 27, 2014 @08:13PM (#46086847)

    In the US, states have the primary responsibility for education.

    That works out ok for states like Massachusetts who have a well educated population and liberal government; their schools are absolutely world-class.

    http://www.mass.gov/governor/p... [mass.gov]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27, 2014 @08:35PM (#46087021)

    Testimonials from AC's claiming (unspecified) grievances are pretty much worthless. Be specific or go home.

    For example, what "equal treatment" did you lack that ruined your day, every single day?

    I'm not that AC, but the right to marry, visit a sick "spouse" in the hospital with equal het rights comes to mind. Tax law. Hell sodomy is still illegal in some states. But only if you are gay in Texas and a few others:
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-the-10-states-illegally-make-sodomy-illegal-plus-4-only-if-youre-gay/politics/2012/03/09/35913

    Personally I think it's nasty, but I don't think the federal, state or local government should be deciding which sex acts are OK.

  • by the eric conspiracy (20178) on Monday January 27, 2014 @08:36PM (#46087033)

    The Quran does not contain a complete chronology of creation, and Muslim scholars do not believe in Young Earth creationism.

    The primary gap between Islam and Evolutionary Biology is the origin of man, which is treated as directly the result of actual intervention by God.

  • by Guppy06 (410832) on Monday January 27, 2014 @08:44PM (#46087083)

    Sola scriptura [wikipedia.org] , upon which Creationism generally relies, is a decidedly Western, Protestant idea. Other Christian denominations and other Mosaic faiths have additional sacred traditions they rely upon that prevent scripture from being the exclusive source of absolute truth, from being interpreted completely literally, or a combination of the two.

    But if you can cite examples of public funds being used to teach other faiths' creation myths as scientific fact in the Untied States, please feel free to post them.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27, 2014 @09:25PM (#46087377)

    Gee, do you know of ANY other religion whose tenets are taught in public school? Not Christianitiy...not Judaism, not Hinduism...you must be looking at different schools than public schools in the US.

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