Posted by MikeT23 on 2/6/2013 12:52:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/6/2013 12:50:00 PM (view original):Are you saying math is the same as evolution?
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/6/2013 12:42:00 PM (view original):"Math is math".
Posted by tecwrg on 2/6/2013 12:03:00 PM (view original):Then why teach either?
Posted by Jtpsops on 2/6/2013 11:41:00 AM (view original):I'm talking about elementary school age children. They're not mentally developed enough to distinguish between the validity of competing theories.
Posted by tecwrg on 2/6/2013 11:26:00 AM (view original):And this is what weakens the evolutionist position. If your system was "fact" you'd have no problem with it standing next to another theory. But you're afraid it won't hold up, so you cry "NO!"
I wouldn't want my kids being taught creationism as an alternative to evolution in school. I'd have a huge problem with that.
If it was indeed fact, you could confidently sit back and watch the other theories fall apart beside it.
If you "teach" a bunch of first graders that the moon is made out of cheese, many of them are going to believe it.
Is that the kind of educational system you're advocating?
Math is math. Reading, and the things that go with it, is reading.
Why teach anything if there is a competing theory?
What if tomorrow, somebody "proved" that sometimes 2 + 2 does not always = 4.
Should we then stop teaching math?
Are there millions of people who believe in a different system of math? Some culture that believes 2+2=22?
You seem to be arguing that math is an absolute, that other "theories" of math, if they exist or should happen to come into existance in the future, should be disregarded.
Yet evolution, which is backed by a preponderance of credible scientific evidence should be tought side by side with a highly dubitable, religious/faith based theory of creationism.
That's interesting. You don't see any conflict in that?