posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 02:31 PM
Oh shh. It's not a question of weather or not "they" like to think outside of the box, it's "them" wanting students to be taught only what is
proven. I am reminded of the sixth grade teacher who taught children that WWII was a hoax by the jews and who went to jail for teaching it as fact not
opinion. Young children's minds are so easily corruptable, telling them women suck because the first one ever ate an apple from the 'tree of
wisdom' might make one of them go out and decide to kill every woman he can. FACT is what needs to be taught in schools, not belief. It is a VERY
VERY good thing that evolution is being taught rather then creationism, firstly because everyone has a different belief system (hiduism, christianity,
native american mythology, greek orthadox..etc. etc.) and teaching only your favorite would be discrimination. Secondly, schools teach the universal
creation myth (big bang & Evolution) becaus it is the only one that has been scientifically PROVEN to have happened. Sure there are always the poorly
informed religious ones who can deny the proof, but the highly educated teachers and school boards will always teach what they believe to be the
truth. Especially when the truth HAS BEEN PROVEN and creationism is all speculation relying on texts from two thousand years ago when people stil
believed the world was flat.
The world is not flat, so why would anything else from the bronze age be correct? There is as much proof of evolution as there is that the world is
Blaming proper education on the government's lack of the ability to think outside the box is ridiculous and one could easily turn the tables the
other way and say that believing in god (following one set of texts and basing all life choices on their teachings and rules) is the opposite of
thinking outside the box and that the discovery and teaching of evolution (going against what everyone else has believed for thousands of years) is so
far beyond the box that it ceases to exist in one's mind.