No Debate Allowed in the Classroom

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    Evolutionism Versus Creationism: No Debate Allowed in the Classroom

    June 1, 2012 by David L. Goetsch

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    American taxpayers send their children to school and college to be educated, not indoctrinated. While students are being indoctrinated in the finer points of liberal orthodoxy at the taxpayer’s expense, what they are not doing is learning to read, write, calculate, and think; a fact that puts them and America at a competitive disadvantage in today’s highly-complex globally competitive environment. As far back as 1955, the American public was shocked by the revelation that “Johnny Can’t Read.” Well, as things have turned out, the situation is even worse than we thought. Not only can Johnny not read, he can’t write, calculate, or think critically either. Further, Johnny knows very little about the history of his country. To make matters even worse, as William Kilpatrick explains, indoctrination in leftist orthodoxy instead of education is Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong (Simon & Schuster).

    If America’s schools and colleges do not return to educating young people instead of indoctrinating them and if they do not return to building self-discipline in students instead of self-esteem, the United States will eventually go the way of other great civilizations and suffer a self-inflicted downfall. America needs a president who understands the purpose of education and is committed to using schools and colleges to educate not indoctrinate. We certainly do not have such a president in Barack Obama.

    Educators who acknowledge the truth of the Bible above man-centered theories of knowledge subject themselves to the slings and arrows of self-proclaimed intellectuals, but they stand on a far firmer foundation than their critics. The authority of Scripture is supported by massive and compelling internal, archaeological, and historical evidence. On the other hand, all man-centered theories of knowledge contain inherent flaws: flaws the knowledge of which have led, in ancient, medieval, and modern times to skepticism about man’s ability to truly know that he knows anything.

    It should be manifestly apparent that if you cannot be certain that you know anything, but then base your philosophy of life on what you presume to know, all of your man-centered philosophies—social, economic, and political—collapse for want of a foundation. This is why liberalism, progressivism, socialism, Marxism, and all other man-centered “isms” lack a sufficient foundation to be valid. America’s founders understood this fact. Let us hope Americans will elect a new president who understands it.

    Evolutionism Versus Creationism: No Debate Allowed in the Classroom – Patriot Update
     
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    There should be a balance. Young kids shouldn't be allowed to jump up and offer stupid comments about everything they are taught but when a kid offers a legitimate argument to political doctrine there is some leeway. On the other hand colleges and universities should be open to the reasonable exchange of opinion but liberalism has caused colleges to be closed societies where students are denied freedom of expression.
     
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    The liberals do have their priorities.
    They must make sure that the children
    starting in the third grade know how to successfully
    put a condom on them selves or their life partner
    and how to bring their lover to a complete and fulfilling
    orgasm.

    The reading and math stuff is not important because
    they probably wont get a job anyway when they graduate.
    And why should they when Nancy Pelosi and her ilk
    feel that unemployment does more to stimulate the economy.
     
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    Leave your cell phones at the door.
     
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    Creationism violates the First Law of Thermodynamics. End of debate.
     
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    I am confused here. The OP is implying that honest science such as evolution is some how connected to lax education standards. How are the two even remotely connected? I know I am asking for trouble.
     
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    ‘Creationism’ is religion: personal, subjective, devoid of any documented evidence – just as it should be; and consequently it belongs in churches, synagogues, mosques, and the home.

    It may be debated and discussed in the context of philosophy and religion, but not in the context of science where, unlike ‘creationism’ and religion in general, scientific theories are predicated on facts and evidence.

    And as to this ‘man-centered’ idiocy, there is no such thing as ‘man-centered;’ rather, such issues are centered on the Constitution and its case law.
     
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    Should it be debated that the sun orbits the earth or the earth orbits the sun?
     
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    CCJ nailed it. This would be like demanding "faith based healing" be taught as an equal next to real medicine. There is 100% nothing to back up Creationism, in fact in teaching it in a school it would constantly be evolving because it lacks one of the most simple rules and that is consistency. The rules of Creationism simply don't hold true even most of the time.
     
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