posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:02 AM
a reply to: wayforward
First of all, Creationism is not an "alternative theory to evolution" in the slightest. It doesn't even qualify as a "theory", it is in the
realms of a hypothesis, if that. So no, it isn't banning "freedom of speech" but instead it is banning idiocy being taught in a Science class.
Creationism has bugger all to do with Science, so why should it be taught? It's like teaching electronics in an Art class - totally unrelated and a
waste of time.
Secondly, you seem blissfully unaware of how the UK education system works, but then I wouldn't expect anything else from someone clearly not from
this country. God forbid you actually educate yourself about a subject before forming an opinion.
In the first instance, any school taking State funding (and there is certainly no obligation for any school to do so) has to adhere to the National
Curriculum - end of.
Now, if a "community" wants to educate it's youngsters in another fashion, then they are entirely free to set up their own school and fund it out
of their own pocket. They could teach Creationism in Science or that the Moon is made of recycled condoms, as long as it's with their own money, then
it's only their own Children's futures they are harming.
Not to mention the fact that parents are on the Board of Governors for Schools, which decides how the School is run, so they do have input.
So all this babble about "Communities" deciding is totally irrelevant - they can. Clearly you need to read up on how the School system runs in the
UK as you evidently don't have a clue what your chatting about.