In a report from the Huffington Post, dated 3/22/2014, it is reported that Creationists are demanding equal time on the Fox series "Cosmos", hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Though some philosophers of science regard Creation Science and Intelligent Design theory as legitimate science, but that it is bad science, what makes these Creationists really think their faith-based ideas and theories of a universe and life created by an intelligent designer can compete in the world of good science, wherein ideas are tested through observation and experimentation, where the ideas that fail are tossed, and the ideas that pass are accepted by science as fact, and where theories are amended when new and better evidence is presented ? Something that is lacking in Creationism, which refuses to change with the presentation of new information. They simply find a dishonest way of forcing new ideas to fit with the foundation of Creation Science (viz., the Bible). What are all of your all's thoughts on the matter ?
The schools in question are:
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program — 34 Schools
Private schools are, of course, free to teach whatever nonsense they like, including phrenology, alchemy, astrology, and even magic, but they are not entitled to government funding. Not one of the above curricula is supported by scientific evidence; each is purely and simply religious belief with no justification in science.
Please do what you can to put an end to this government support of religion forbidden by the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
Craig A. Milliman, PhD
Maybe I'll be seeing some of you in the unemployment line soon . . . .
Good for you.
Good stuff, Craig. We can hope that someone in his office actually READ what you laid out and maybe even had an appreciation for it, but Georgia? [sigh] Honestly, I don't know.
Still, you spoke up, and that's more than a lot of people do - BRAVO!
I'll second/third that BRAVO!!, and hope that someone actually considers your letter.
Oh, you make my heart sing! This is exactly the kind of action needed to get started! Fine job.
Is there a specific place you found this information about science curriculum, or did you have to do some digging. If so, where does one start?
Excellent work, Craig.
We need more programs such as Neil deGrasse Tyson presented. Some great additions to the list are
Brian Greene, http://www.briangreene.org/,
Brian Cox, Wonders Of Life,
Lawrence Krauss, The Big Debates: The Best Of Lawrence Krauss,
this is just a beginning