Posted: Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am
by Thommo
I have to admit that the portrayal of this as a debate between the religious and atheists made me raise an eyebrow. The world's largest Christian Church (Catholics) openly agrees with the scientific consensus on evolution by natural selection and a 4.5bn year old Earth. As an aside I read just the other day that the pope said hell doesn't exist.

The question is about whether science classes should teach either (a) science or (b) one very specific theology. And the answer should be obvious, and should be consistent with maths classes teaching maths, English classes teach English, Geography classes teaching Geography and so on.

Imagine the fun we could have if flat Earthers got to write the geography textbooks. Just the other day I heard that Australia is a hoax!