Science textbook publishers have refused the request of some Texas Education Board members to include creationism in their textbooks. Pick a side.
It makes sense, it's not science! It doesn't belong in a science textbook!
Good for the textbook publishers. Politicians don't get to decide what science is, scientists do.
Both sides need to be presented. Therefore, all students will learn how Shiva created this world.
Shiva is the destroyer, Brahma is the creator of the Hindu gods
Oh crap! Please do not tell Brahman I said that.
Where's Vishnu at when you need?.....Vishnu.
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.
Does the botany section include details on the garden of eden?
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.
Good for them; that's the only decision that has integrity.
I agree. If a private school feels the need to teach this then they can develop their own materials.
They can make it up. Just like they did thousands of years ago.
They're not accepting entries from Marvel Comics either.
Creationism is not a scientific theory. It is a religious belief that requires faith. There is no need to teach it in schools.
Forgot to post that... Dolphins are playing.
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It seemed fitting.
Textbook companies can write whatever they want, they don't have to write what Texas tells them to.
Texas buys more textbooks than any other state. This gives Texas a lot of power to have what they want included in the textbooks.
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.
I'm glad that they took a stand. Science fiction and fairy tales don't belong in a science book.
Creationism does NOT belong in scientific textbooks.
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.
They can learn about that in a religious studies class NOT a science class.
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.
It's fine to talk about it. It's not fine to teach it in a science class.
Note that we don't teach Greek theology or philosophy in a science class either, because it's not science.
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
in history classes, and *comparative* religion classes.
Creationism is *not* science & has no place in a science class. A history of science class, maybe.
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.
Maybe in social studies, but definitely not in science class.