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An engineering professor from Germany who was attending my course on the Genesis debates was flabbergasted to learn that in the U.S. a sizable number of people think that modern science is optional. “In my country,” he explained, “whether it’s a state school, a Lutheran school, or a Catholic school, we all teach the same science.”

It doesn’t help matters when President Bush plays to his base by endorsing the conservative Christian hankering to teach creationist dogma alongside evolutionary biology in public schools. Will our children be better informed if they think that Genesis 1 is on a par with modern science?

 

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