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Creationism Ruled to Not Prepare Students for College

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#1 zoocrew


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:30 AM

The University of California College System said that private school classes that taught Creationism and science were not sufficient prep work for college level classes. The Association of Christian Schools sued saying their constitutional rights were violated when their high school biology classes were rejected because a religious view point was being presented as science. The court ruled for the University System, saying that religion is not science and cannot be substitued in the place of rigorous academic study. The Association of Christian Schools appealed to the Supreme Court but the case was refused meaning the lower court's determination stands.

Michael White at the Science 2.0 website succinctly summarizes the tactics of creationists in this case:

This is yet another one of those instances in which creationists try to have it both ways: creationism is religion when it's convenient accuse people of religious discrimination, and it's science when they're trying to get it into the public school curriculum.

Edited by zoocrew, 24 October 2010 - 11:31 AM.

#2 stercus tauri

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:52 PM

Are there any private schools around here that teach Intelligent Design? I've not heard of any.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:59 PM

I have been to several religious based private schools in my travels and observed first hand their "science" books that teach creationism and either vaguely mention evolution or leave it out altogether. But hey, it's a private school. If that's how they wanna teach it, they can teach the moon is made out of cheese for all I care.

A public college now, that's a different matter and different standards...
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:07 PM

Coming from California, this is just a SHOCK! :o :lol:
"It was supposed to have been a relaxing early retirement on the beach for Grey Colson. No city traffic, no more late shifts and no more lonely nights in a home that was a constant reminder of his late wife's suffering. A distraction of sorts. But distractions have their price and it was more than Colson was willing to pay........His daughter's life"

A novel by Jack Reacher

Coming to local book stores, consignment shops and yard sales all across Paulding County in the summer of 2012....or 2013...or sometime around then. LOL!

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