Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Creationists in the Classrom, AUS.

Dear Globlets,

I realize I'm becoming a bit of a copycat, somewhat 'forwarding' Pharyngula's blog posts to you, but I've got to. I've just got to.

"Creationists hijack lessons and teach schoolkids man and dinosaurs walked together"
This is both hilarious and tragic:

Students have been told Noah collected dinosaur eggs to bring on the Ark, and Adam and Eve were not eaten by dinosaurs because they were under a protective spell.

Australian Secular Lobby president Hugh Wilson said children were ostracised and discriminated against if they were pulled out of the class.

Set Free Christian Church's Tim McKenzie said when students questioned him why dinosaur fossils carbon dated as earlier than man, he replied that the great flood must have skewed the data.

New research shows three in 10 Australians believe dinosaurs and man did exist at the same time.

[PhD researcher Cathy Byrne] said 70 per cent of scripture teachers thought children should be taught the Bible as historical fact.


*headdesk*

The last part of the article is the fantastickest. Link is above.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

That's just mental.

* bangs head on keyboard *