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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams 431

Alain Williams writes "Religious sponsored ignorance is not just in the USA, a school in Hackney, England is trying to hide the idea of evolution from its pupils. Maybe they fear that their creation story will be seen for what it is if pupils get to learn ideas supported evidence. The girls are also disadvantaged since they can't answer the redacted questions, thus making it harder to get good marks."
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

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  • by Joce640k ( 829181 ) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @05:39AM (#46417213) Homepage

    Don't they know wikipedia exists?

    Do you know that conservapedia exists?

    http://www.conservapedia.com/ [conservapedia.com]

    Which one is correct? Teach the controversy!

  • School children should be taught *facts*.

    If it's a religious owned/operated school, save the mythology for the theology class. Be fair, make it a honest comparative religions class, so they can see how their stories compare with the rest.

    For public schools, leave the mythology out entirely, except in the historical context.

    Teaching kids the mythology encourages them to grow up to be adults that believe the mythology. They fail to grow up and learn in the real world there is a cause and effect relationship.

    The last thing I need is someone coming into my office asking for help, and then praying to their deity to solve it. When I fix their problem, they'll thank their deity, who didn't have a thing to do with it.

    I swear, if one more person prays for a fix, I'm going to stop working. Let the deity of their choice fix it, and I'll go helping other people.

    Ya buddy, your deity works in mysterious ways, that's why you still can't log into your email, and your application server is still down. Keep praying, maybe it will miraculously recover. Ha.

  • by lucm ( 889690 ) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @11:32AM (#46419199)

    Since you are such a rational individual and by no way superstitious, you should have no fear to do the following: reply to this post by stating clearly that you hereby sell your soul to Satan for the price of a bag of Cheetos. If you have balls you will also include in this deal the souls of everyone in your family.

    Don't reply that you won't do it because it's nonsense; that would be like pussies who run from a fight because "they don't want to get their hands dirty". Stand by your principles and show everyone that you have no fear of fairy tales characters like Satan.

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein