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so for the next few minutes let's assume evolution is false....

...and see where it gets us!


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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2014 at 6:29pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2013 at 3:39pm
What are the options?
*Say nothing;
Nothing changes.
*State your position;
Some will be angry, maybe even violent, some will think and maybe doubt their beliefs.
*Argue and get in a fight;
Positions become solidified as granite.
*Whine about being ostracized;
Believers think they win ... whatever.
*Feel helpless;
Nothing changes.
*Feel strong, competent, confident;
I can't think of a better way to confront a superstition.
Comment by William J Gonzalez on November 1, 2013 at 10:22am

I am a High School science teacher in deep South Texas.  So many of the science teachers I work with are anti-science, anti-evolution zealots.  If you complain, it gets you in trouble.  I don't get it.

Comment by Tori Parker on August 17, 2013 at 9:44am
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2013 at 1:21am

The Transforming Education Paradox

"When change is needed most it is often so far removed from the general public's ability to conceptualize the change that an incipient outcry occurs. Think Copernicus and the heliocentric theory. Think democracy. And think back to when school was first mandated. The masses all said, "No way. Ain't gonna happen."

"What do you think? What would a school in the cloud look like?"

~ Sugata Mitra, Build a School in the Cloud

Comment by Tori Parker on June 17, 2013 at 6:21am

http://schoolofdoubt.com/2013/06/15/the-atheist-academic-ii-in-whic... -- Hey guys! My name is Tori and I'm a teacher and an author. I write a weekly blog on schoolofdoubt.com about teaching and atheism. I'd love it if you'd check it out :)

Comment by Anthony Nelson on May 16, 2013 at 8:13pm

This is too funny for words.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 24, 2013 at 12:13am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2013 at 12:22pm

On US government priorities.

Comment by Provocative Primate on November 21, 2012 at 3:29pm

I think the time has come to confront the believers who truly "believe" that they can say or do whatever they want. Case in point, at my high school, there are a couple of teachers who are constantly using their positions to promote religion. Maybe they haven't read the Constitution or they don't understand what our Founding Fathers expected. Fortunately it looks like the ACLU is going to get involved but it should never have gone this far. Why do the religious zealots just assume that their fairy tales need to be heard and accepted by the masses without a thread of proof? Why does society give them free reins and blank checks? We laugh at having believed in Santa and the Tooth Fairy but the majority continue to accept supernatural beings, angels, miracles, etc. without a thread of evidence. This blind faith explains why, in my opinion, the masses accept the hogwash of our Christian/militarist/corporate state propaganda program. Reason and rationality welcome scrutiny and skepticism not the closed doors/hands off policy of rigid dogma.  I feel better for venting.

 

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