Why do scientists hate freedom so much?
Oh, maybe cause ‘academic freedom’ is the
post 9/11 jingoist new buzzword radical Christians are using to squirt warm, salty Creationism, Global Warming Denialism, and pro-life arguments into public schools.
The State Board of Education, district boards of education, district superintendents and administrators, and public school principals and administrators shall endeavor to create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues.
In a SCIENCE classroom, the SCIENCE behind evilution, global warming, and stem cells is NON CONTROVERSIAL. It is what it is.
- Populations of organisms change over time.
- The Earth is getting warmer because of human generated carbon emissions.
- Embryonic stem cells are totipotent, ie they can develop into any kind of cell.
These issues only become ‘controversial’ when ANTI-SCIENCE is brought into the mix.
- The Christian god created the universe 6000 years ago.
- We dont need to stop global warming because Jesus is coming back tomorrow.
- Our lord and savior Jesus Christ made embryonic stem cells totipotent to make babies to trap souls, not to cure paralysis.
Kids dont need to learn to be ‘respectful’ of anti-science in science class.
They need to learn about science.
Toward this end, teachers shall be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories pertinent to the course being taught.
‘Scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of scientific theories’… When does this shit come up in class anyway, outside of Creationism?
In which fourth grade class do they learn about the pros/cons of stem cell research? When do they debate whether B-cells can revert to a pluripotent state to redevelop into macrophages?
Are there really that many high school seniors losing sleep because they think sometimes non-adaptive alleles can become fixed in a population by chance alone, while their teacher is a staunch adaptionist?
If you are really concerned about students and teachers free speech rights in the classroom, contact your local ACLU to volunteer.
If you are just a Creationist trying to give Creationist teachers and brainwashed children a free pass, grow a fucking pair of balls. Have the courage of your convictions. Call your bullshit what it is– CREATIONISM– and be proud of it, just like Jesus wants. Hiding behind vague legislation, calling it ‘Academic Freedom’ so your radical religious views are more palatable to the general public? You are pathetic.