http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6019140


Fundamentalist exams on a par with A-levels

The TES reports that Exams for an Evangelical Christian curriculum in which pupils have been taught that the Loch Ness monster disproves evolution and racial segregation is beneficial have been ruled equivalent to international A- levels by a UK government agency.

Examples of the material taught in the courses science and history textbooks are:

the Loch Ness monster, which “appears to be a plesiosaur” from photographs, helps to disprove evolution;

apartheid was beneficial to South Africa; reasons include the claim that segregated schools “made it possible for each group to maintain and pass on their culture and heritage to their children”;

“unquestionable proofs” and “unarguable evidences” existed for creationism.

Tags: UK, crationism, education

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How?
Because the normal schools just suck that much? lol, I'm just trying to guess here...
Sheesh!

You know, I was in an ACE school in Louisiana in 1974. We could work at our own pace and I got done a year and a half in just under 6 months, if my memory serves me. While the math and grammar curriculum was fine, I am still unlearning much of the history and science. I did not have the opportunity to unlearn during my Christian High School years, as it was much the same. It's been throughout my adult life I've learned men have just as many ribs as women, Harper's Ferry is where ammo was garrisoned and not a boat where John Brown massacred women and children, the great flood wasn't so great, the earth is much older than 6,000 years, and there is no open hole in the earth where the screams of hell have been recorded.
Who knows what else I'll be unlearning!

The kids at this school are done a great disservice, and now it's got another stamp of approval.
Great.
The screams of hell one is interesting lol
I don't think this is the same open pit as I learned about in the 70s, but here's the most famous one:

http://www.geocities.com/liveprayer24/screams.html
a direct quote from the site:
"After reading these acounts of drilling 'too far' one is instantly inclined to be skeptical of such claims, and rightly so. However, these accounts have a tangible peace of evidence in their corner, which is that of actual recorded sounds allegedly taken from the hole (you can listen below). There has been a plethora of skeptics with their websites and arguments against the validity of this occurence, however, they all share one common bond in their skepticism; they cannot prove that it didn't happen. For starters, the alleged drill hole is real, and is still present today, capped off of course. The question begs to be asked then, why was the project never completed and why is the hole capped off ?"
"They cannot prove that it didn't happen" - the ultimate funday argument. *sigh*
This is absolutely appalling.

1. It's a crime against a generation of people.
2. Universities and employers will no longer be able to judge the qualification of a person's education. (I'm assuming that until now National Recognition Information Centre's ratings were useful.)
3. Society will suffer due to a portion of population that don't know true science. No scientists will be coming out of that group without a lot of unlearning. In addition non-scientists in society should have a base level understanding of science and how it works.

It boils my blood.
From my alma mater's website, their statement of faith. The first line says it all:

We believe that the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21is the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God.

It goes on from there just as badly... and people want their kids taught by these people?

No wonder we never got state accreditation! (The school claimed it was so as to remain separate from the state and be free to teach the truth.)
That's freaking child abuse. And UK government *pays* for these religious schools? What a bleeding crime.

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