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In two videos recently uploaded to YouTube, the organization responded to Krauss’s remark in February that teaching creationism to children was a form of abuse.
In the first video, Richard Fangrad said “atheistic fundamentalists” like Krauss didn’t want children to learn about anything that could cast doubt on evolution.
He said one of the first to theorize about continental drift, 19th-century geographer Antonio Snider-Pellegrini, was a young Earth creationist, “but mentioning that might offend God-haters like Dr. Krauss, so should teachers leave that bit off since the evolution Nazis have got most people thinking today that there are no creation scientists?”
“Absolutely not,” Fangrad continued. “Just because some atheists might be offended by reality doesn’t mean we need to bend the truth or teach fairy tales to children.”
How'bout we teach SCIENCE in School, and RELIGION in Church?Answer Question
Answer by Ballad at 4:54 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 4:56 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 4:57 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 5:37 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by daps at 6:43 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
Answer by emptynstr at 8:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2013
It terrifies me that we're even having this debate. We're about the only industrialized nation that's having it. In all other parts of the world, theocracies aside, evolution is accepted without debate, because it is scientifically sound. We have evidence of it all around us.
I strongly disagree with the notion that parents should be able to decide whether or not to allow their children to be taught mythology as fact, and scientific fact as something to be disputed. We are allowing the dumbing down of our children, and slipping behind other nations in all areas, except, perhaps in ignorance. We seem to be keeping up with theocracies (think "Taliban") in that area.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2013
the evolution Nazis
I don't bother to listen to any speaker who feels a need to label 99% of professional biologists as "nazis".
It just isn't a productive way to have a discussion. He's preaching to the choir.
Answer by Clairwil at 4:16 AM on Sep. 27, 2013
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You would never openly call someone an evil Jew or a dirty Muslim