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#1    Midyin

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

As if the south doesn't have enough trouble getting past it's nasty stereotypes of being a bunch of bible thumping, under educated, intolerant, inbread morons this has to happen...

http://www.snopes.co...ZBXOiD5SqBIh.99


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Who knows if God did all that.. I sure wasn't around to see it nor remember it at least, if it was in my past life.

But I think that asking questions in a true-or-false -manner is worse, because it encourages you accept readymade thoughts instead of forming your own. If you learn to do more that kind of questions, you'll grow up as a more judgemental person who'll have trouble giving your own thoughts about anything. That just increases the problems in society if you teach a majority that way and just shrug it off like it's nothing. It's easy to attack the creationism here, "oh look stupid creationists again, now they're at our school, how horrible" but isn't it something else the real stupidity behind that here?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

First off snopes isent the most trusted of sources. They make stuff up sometimes. Secondly this is probably some speical private christian school. Not public. The article does a great job of not nameing the school. Personally this quiz looks kind of made up to me.

Edited by spartan max2, 26 April 2013 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

If it isn't made up that school isn't worth attending.  Brainwashing at its best.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

View PostHilander, on 26 April 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

If it isn't made up that school isn't worth attending.  Brainwashing at its best.

Exactly, this type of curriculum limits future options for kids. The data is useless in a practical matter and doesn't reflect reality or current science and technology. A kid has to have an education that will allow them to thrive.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

When I saw this on Facebook, I thought it was an elaborate joke. I forgot which country I live in.

A real Gallup poll shows that nearly half of Americans still believe that Earth is less than 10,000 years old. But how would they know? They weren't there! :cry:


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

Based on the title of the test it isn't a science test from a public school but from a religious one.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

View PostMidyin, on 26 April 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

As if the south doesn't have enough trouble getting past it's nasty stereotypes of being a bunch of bible thumping, under educated, intolerant, inbread morons this has to happen...

http://www.snopes.co...ZBXOiD5SqBIh.99


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Excuse me?

It says "probably true". :rolleyes:  I happen to know quite a few teachers from Christian schools and they teach real science and believe it or not even evolution. *gasp*


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

View PostMichelle, on 26 April 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

Excuse me?

It says "probably true". :rolleyes:  I happen to know quite a few teachers from Christian schools and they teach real science and believe it or not even evolution. *gasp*

So you believe it's impossible that any Christian school anywhere in the United States could be teaching Young Earth Creationism instead?


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

View Postscowl, on 26 April 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

So you believe it's impossible that any Christian school anywhere in the United States could be teaching Young Earth Creationism instead?

I have no proof they don't, but even snopes admits this is pretty much a rumor. I will not discuss the possibility of something which has not been proven to be true. Out of all the kids I know that go to or have graduated from Christian schools the majority of them aren't even particularly religious. They go to private Christian schools because the education is much better and gives them a very distinct advantage when applying to college.

Edited by Michelle, 26 April 2013 - 06:43 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

View PostMidyin, on 26 April 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

As if the south doesn't have enough trouble getting past it's nasty stereotypes of being a bunch of bible thumping, under educated, intolerant, inbread morons this has to happen...

http://www.snopes.co...ZBXOiD5SqBIh.99


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View PostMichelle, on 26 April 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

Excuse me?

It says "probably true". :rolleyes:  I happen to know quite a few teachers from Christian schools and they teach real science and believe it or not even evolution. *gasp*

I worked in a private Christian school several years ago. I would like to point out we taught Creationism AND Evolution. This test is most likely from a CHRISTIAN school, not a public one. We don't know if they are ONLY teaching Creationism. They could be teaching Evolution too. Also, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, my Dad attended a private Catholic School that was run by nuns (Blue Brothers comes to mind, LOL) and interestingly enough, they taught Creationism along with Evolution also. A LOT of Christian Schools and homeschoolers do this.
After all, it's up to the individual student to decide what to believe in, right?


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

View PostKowalski, on 26 April 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

I worked in a private Christian school several years ago. I would like to point out we taught Creationism AND Evolution. This test is most likely from a CHRISTIAN school, not a public one. We don't know if they are ONLY teaching Creationism. They could be teaching Evolution too. Also, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, my Dad attended a private Catholic School that was run by nuns (Blue Brothers comes to mind, LOL) and interestingly enough, they taught Creationism along with Evolution also. A LOT of Christian Schools and homeschoolers do this.
After all, it's up to the individual student to decide what to believe in, right?

Yes, it is. And of course they are going to have religious classes. They usually teach about other religions also, to be better informed of the world around them.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

View PostKowalski, on 26 April 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

After all, it's up to the individual student to decide what to believe in, right?

Perhaps once a child reaches middle school or beyond. For younger children introducing confusion and conflicting theories isn't going to help matters, in fact there is a good chance it could compound them.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

This test(Assumong it's real), is teaching this little girl that "The Flintstones was a documetary because that's how we interperate an old magic book".

If that's the kind "scientific method" that's being taught there I very highly doubt that those children are going integrate into the rest of Americas general population very well... lol


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

View PostMidyin, on 26 April 2013 - 07:08 PM, said:

This test(Assumong it's real), is teaching this little girl that "The Flintstones was a documetary because that's how we interperate an old magic book".

If that's the kind "scientific method" that's being taught there I very highly doubt that those children are going integrate into the rest of Americas general population very well... lol

Ted Turner graduated from one of our most prestigious Christian schools and he is still one of it's biggest contributors. I don't think anyone can say he hasn't integrated very well, unless you wouldn't want to be married to Jane Fonda and have billions of dollars. :w00t:

Edited by Michelle, 26 April 2013 - 07:20 PM.





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