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Old 10th Dec 2001, 18:44
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Question Education?

Hi All!

In between e-mailing off for jobs, I've been looking at the 'creation vs evolution' thread in JB Archives. Can't pretend to understand all the highfalutin' issues involved - too much for simple swashy - but one thing sticks in my mind:

Creationists wanting to have thier theory taught in schools.

Now they may be right or they may be wrong, but frankly this looks like brainwashing to me...

But then again, you could say that about having evolution taught in schools.

Personally speaking, I am a bit dubious about any form of theory being presented to gullible youngsters as 'holy writ'. (nopun intended)

Maybe they should be taught:




...and how to find stuff out for themselves. Internet/Libraries etc.....

Or should they be taught this kind of stuff beacuse it's better for society that we all have the same sort of beliefs/values? Maybe this reduces conflict...?

What do you all think?

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Old 10th Dec 2001, 18:58
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Hey Swash - good luck on the jobs front mate.

I've always reckoned that the most important thing I learned at school was how to find stuff out for myself - mainly 'cos the teachers were not so hot

Anyway, that, and the scientific method - i.e. don't believe everything they tell you, but figure it out for yourself - seems to have worked OK for nearly forty years.
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 20:32
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What Ho chaps!
Have a read of Terry Pratchets "Science of diskworld" puts an interesting slant on the whole world of science from how it's done to how it's taught/explained, to us the proles.
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