If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Monday, March 7, 2011

In Idiot America 28% of biology teachers teach evolution, 13% illegally teach magical creationism, and 59% don't teach evolution or magic.

The 13% of Idiot America's biology teachers who teach magical creationism should be put in prison for treason.

The 59% who don't teach evolution or dumb it down should be fired for incompetence.

The 28% of biology teachers who make evolution a major part of every lesson because evolution is the foundation of biology, they deserve a higher salary.

What's being done about these teachers who should be fired or put in prison?

Nothing.

The students who are being cheated (72% of high school students), that's their problem.

School boards and school administrators are not doing their job so they need to be fired. But nothing is being done about them either. The parents and the students are not complaining (there are rare exceptions).

This website explains the problem:

There are more of these cautious teachers, and their reluctance to present evolution forthrightly not only impedes their students in learning biology, but also undermines understanding of the nature of science. They fail to teach evolution in the way recommended by the nation's leading scientific organizations, such as the National Research Council -- as the central, unifying principle of the life sciences.

Why is "neutrality" toward evolution such a disaster for college-bound kids?

Evolution is the foundation of biology. Just as geologists cannot decipher the earth's features without plate tectonics, and physicists cannot understand the interaction of light and matter without quantum electrodynamics, biologists cannot explain the diversity of life on earth without evolution. Trying to teach biology without evolution is like teaching auto mechanics without discussing engines. Teachers should not be neutral toward evolution because scientists are not neutral about evolution.

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