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Friday, December 30, 2005

Teaching both sides of the story

This is a pretty interesting post from AMERICAblog using the following arguement: if the far right thinks we should at least "present the argument" between evolution and intelligent design, then shouldn't we also present other arguments - like the one (using biology and psychology) that says being gay is normal and healthy?

As John says,

America's Taliban thinks that any effort to stop teachers from talking about creationism in science class is "educational censorship." Okay, great. Then I assume they don't mind every grade school and high school teacher in the country telling their students that many people, including all the top scientific organizations and a number of mainstream religions like Reform Judaism, think being gay is 100% a-okay.

Anything less would be educational censorship. Don't you agree?

I'm serious. If the intelligent design debate is going on in your school district, then put forward a proposal that all the health classes, social studies classes, science classes, and any other class that even vaguely touches on marriage, human relationships, sex ed, or sexual reproduction in humans or animals teaches that the preponderance of scientific research says that being gay is genetic, normal and healthy, but that some people disagree.

It's a pretty interesting argument. I recommend reading it.


Anonymous Sashi said...

I love it!

12:20 AM


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