Monday, 10 November 2008

'Teaching The Debate'?

Spotted this article over at Why Don't You Blog? talking about this article in the Times Online.

Seems a neat 29% of UK teachers think Creationism should be taught in school, in science classes.

(These numbers may be skewed, however, because the poll was online and open to anyone who had access to the website - it also didn't exclusively ask Sceince Teachers.)

Now, as I think I have said before, I have no problem whatsoever with this, just so long as they teach every creationist theory there is, and not just the Abrahamic version.

Of course, I would prefer they teach them all in the RE classes, but if it has to go in the science classes, lets just make pretty damn fucking sure they teach ALL OF THEM.

And, if they do this, the fucking Christian's are not allowed to complain. Because, y'know what? You pushed for it in the first place! And it's only fair that they ALL get equal footing, not just the Abrahamic ones, because again, y'know what?


I hate creationists. And yes, I do tarnish you all with the same fucking brush. A creationist is a creationist, no matter which theory he believes - wise old men singing the world into existence or a beard in the sky breathing life into clay.

I don't give a shit how pretty any of the stories are - they're all fucking wrong and not a single one of them should be let anywhere near a science class.

Back it up with peer reviewed, empirical evidence, and then we'll talk. Until then, STFU and GTFO.


Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Those 29% should be warned then sacked if they continue to teach that whih is not in the curriculum.

The entrance score for teaching in England must have been lowered :)

Hannah King said...

Sean: I want to teach one day - so reading this has actually shocked me.

Of course, there's always been the possibility of the religious lot sticking their noses in, but I thought UK schools (except for those annoying Labour funded Faith Schools) would be well clear of it all.

Looks like I was wrong! It's a horrible thought!

I wish that 29% could be sacked - but the number of teachers in the UK at the moment is at a worryingly low number - very few people want to take it up anymore (and the incentives they offer are ridiculous, if you ask me, and most of those are only for the 'Core' teachers.)

Hopefully it was simply a skewed number, caused by it's online availability.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Teaching, eh? Can I talk you out of that one ?

Hannah King said...

Sean: I doubt it ^^ I want to teach Art XD I'll be one of the cooky ones, with purple tights and silver shoes!

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...


you should be fine.

I alsways dreaded that I sounded like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller :)