Questionable Motives

October 26, 2009

Teach the ‘controversy’? No, not Stork Theory for human babies but something even more ridiculous…

sadpuppy5More than half of British adults think that intelligent design and creationism should be taught alongside evolution in school science lessons – a proportion higher than in the US.

In the US, of 991 adults responding to the survey, which was organised by the British Council, 51% agreed that evolution should be on the curriculum alongside other theories, like intelligent design.

Across the 10 countries, 43% agreed with this statement. Read the article here.

Our education system is failing, people. Why not include all the other controversies like Stork Theory… as long as enough people want it? If what is probably true, probably correct, probably accurate doesn’t really matter to a majority of of citizens as this poll seems to indicate, then why bother ‘teaching’ anything at all? What role can knowledge from honest inquiry really have when unjustified belief is held to the same degree of respect within our our education system as justified beliefs? This makes me a sad puppy.


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