"Teaching the Controversy"

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"Teaching the Controversy"

This is in response to people who say they should teach both Evolution and Intelligent Design, and let the students decide:

Should we teach both alchemy and chemistry and let them decide?

Should we teach both astrology and astronomy and let them decide?

should we teach both the Earth is flat and it is round and let them decide?(yes I know it isn't perfectly round.)

Should we teach both 2 +2 =4 and 2 + 2= 5 and let them decide?

Should we teach in medical school "the stork may bring it" as an alternative to birthing babies? (thanks to Bill Maher for this one.)

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This is a good list. We

This is a good list. We should add more stuff to it.


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Should we teach math without

Should we teach math without zeroes? Afterall, we did, at least in the west, until the middle ages. Fuck, Roman Numerals work just fine. You can't do Trigonometry or Calculus with them, but they do work.

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Should we teach children

Should we teach children about ALL the religions in the world? 


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Should medical schools

Should medical schools teach the germ theory of disease (which is ONLY a theory by the way, like evolution) and that disease is caused by demons and let them decide?

Should they teach the Geocentric and Heliocentric models and let the kids decide?

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Should we teach the theory

Should we teach the theory of gravity and the theory of intelligent falling and let the kids decide?

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan


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How about thermodynamics or

How about thermodynamics or heat/cold demons/gods.