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eLucidate October 20th, 2013 5:04pm

Science textbook publishers have refused the request of some Texas Education Board members to include creationism in their textbooks. Pick a side.

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FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
10/20/13 7:24 pm

It makes sense, it's not science! It doesn't belong in a science textbook!

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stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/20/13 12:36 pm

Good for the textbook publishers. Politicians don't get to decide what science is, scientists do.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 12:20 pm

Both sides need to be presented. Therefore, all students will learn how Shiva created this world.

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stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/20/13 12:35 pm

Shiva is the destroyer, Brahma is the creator of the Hindu gods

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 12:56 pm

Oh crap! Please do not tell Brahman I said that.

Where's Vishnu at when you need?.....Vishnu.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 12:17 pm

Do you find it odd that they mentioned a burning bush but nothing about giant-ass lizards that eat people?

You can't eat pork or shrimp, but dinosaur is totally on the menu.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 12:16 pm

Does the botany section include details on the garden of eden?

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icytoes the tepid north
10/20/13 11:22 am

The publishers can put anything they do/don't want to in it. Likewise, the Board can choose to teach it from another source if they so choose.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:36 am

Good for them; that's the only decision that has integrity.

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/13 10:38 am

I agree. If a private school feels the need to teach this then they can develop their own materials.

ishady 86451132020
10/20/13 12:28 pm

They can make it up. Just like they did thousands of years ago.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/20/13 10:32 am

They're not accepting entries from Marvel Comics either.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/13 11:11 am

Those bastards!!!!

Ebola1 Florida
10/20/13 10:26 am

Creationism is not a scientific theory. It is a religious belief that requires faith. There is no need to teach it in schools.

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eLucidate writing
10/20/13 10:13 am

Forgot to post that... Dolphins are playing.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 5:25 pm

LOL! I just saw your new profile picture - on the web site, though; I don't see it here yet. And then I found the web site with more designs.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/20/13 10:11 am

Textbook companies can write whatever they want, they don't have to write what Texas tells them to.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/13 11:12 am

Texas buys more textbooks than any other state. This gives Texas a lot of power to have what they want included in the textbooks.

Haplo2
10/20/13 11:20 am

Indeed. For decades most textbooks around the country conformed to what Texas demanded, particularly in science and history. Now there is slightly more variation but not as much freedom as there should be.

Skarface Banned
10/20/13 10:11 am

I'm glad that they took a stand. Science fiction and fairy tales don't belong in a science book.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/20/13 10:10 am

Creationism does NOT belong in scientific textbooks.

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rainman1088
10/20/13 10:07 am

We teach that there are many different sides to a story in other subjects. I don't see the harm in teaching all sides and having kids decide what they believe... Until there is definitive proof of something, we shouldn't discount anything.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/20/13 10:10 am

They can learn about that in a religious studies class NOT a science class.

rainman1088
10/20/13 10:18 am

Ok, but what I mean is, why is it such a big deal to say that some people believe in this theory? We teach about Greek gods... We don't tell the kids that the Greeks were right, we just tell them. For the record, I believe in evolution.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/20/13 10:22 am

It's fine to talk about it. It's not fine to teach it in a science class.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/20/13 10:23 am

Note that we don't teach Greek theology or philosophy in a science class either, because it's not science.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:33 am

Do we teach about Greek gods in religion classes? Not to mention all the other gods that people have believed in, & in some cases still do? And say that belief in Greek gods is another "side" to religion? I don't think so. Greek gods are taught about

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 10:33 am

in history classes, and *comparative* religion classes.

Creationism is *not* science & has no place in a science class. A history of science class, maybe.

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/20/13 12:41 pm

It's not differing scientific theory. It is the same old story of science vs religion. You don't teach science @ church so you shouldn't preach religion in the classroom.

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/20/13 12:42 pm

Maybe in social studies, but definitely not in science class.