Joan Opyr 
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Re: “Dumbing Down Idaho

No, David Sherman. I see your point, but I'm afraid teaching what is true, as in scientifically true, will always be controversial because it is not evangelically true. We should be able to avoid this due to separation of church and state, but we are faced with a vocal population who don't believe in that principle, either. While we might -- and thats an iffy might -- be able to avoid the politics of climate change by concentrating on the basic physics, evolution is a toxic term for many. It's also the foundation of biology, and we must teach it straight and without any of this rubbish "teach the controversy" nonsense. There is no controversy outside of the minds of those who believe in a six-day creation. In the meantime, a child with no knowledge of evolution cannot go on to understand cell biology, anatomy and physiology, or pathophysiology, and that leaves any child wanting to be a doctor or a nurse or a veterinarian or a CDC scientist or simply well-informed about the essential nature of life at a terrible disadvantage.

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Posted by Joan Opyr on 03/01/2016 at 5:51 AM

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