I am appalled you are a teacher.I am a fifth-grade teacher, and am appalled at how both of these authors’ viewpoints share a similar view of teaching evolution
Because there is no scientific opposition.why did you not present an opposing viewpoint?
Wrong. Evolution is a fact and scientific theory. Creationism isn't even a theory, it's religion.both authors refer to creationism as theory and evolution as fact. That is strictly opinion.
As they are disturbed when they find Santa does not exist. But since WE are apes I'm not sure why anyone should be disturbed by being the offspring of their parents. Perhaps if someone were to explain biology to them PROPERLY.kids are disturbed when they hear or read that we evolved from apes.
WRONG. Your First Amendment Rights are on pause the moment you are a paid agent of the Government, such as a teacher in a public school. Saying what YOU believe is tantamount to Government endorsement of said beliefs, and violates THEIR First Amendment rights. As a teacher it is ILLEGAL for you to do so. If you are teaching religion then ALL religions should be taught EQUALLY, or not at all. If you are teaching SCIENCE then science is ALL you should be teaching.we should address it, of course within our First Amendment rights and responsibilities, always saying,“Here is what I believe.”
Perhaps God created them through evolution? Only literalistic creationism requires a rejection of evolution. But as evolution makes NO theological claims whatsoever, same as EVERY science, it is a lie to portray biology as atheism. Evolution is no more atheistic than gravity.they always, always say,“I didn’t come from an animal. God created me in a unique way; I matter more than an animal; I’m special.”
Then you are not suited to educate. You are not a preacher. You are a teacher. As such you should teach. The arguments for creationism in opposition of evolution are lies, period. So to present them as somehow equal to science is not only a violation of the First Amendment but also anti-science. Promoting anti-science is the OPPOSITE of teaching. If preaching is what you prefer then you are free to take that career path instead, and everyone in the entire country is free to go and watch you preach. Just NOT in public schools.As an educator, it is upsetting reading this article suggesting that we teach evolution as fact and “repeal” creationism.
It is obvious you have misunderstood your job description.My job is to present both, tell what I personally believe