Science teachers must teach science, not faith

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In the April 28 front-page article on evolution "Is Evolution Missing Link in Some High Schools?" a science teacher is quoted saying, "I'm entitled to my beliefs as much as the evolutionist is." However, in his role as science teacher, that becomes problematic. Let's substitute the creationist teacher for a science teacher who is a practicing witch doctor in his spare time. He could share his beliefs with students (when asked) that rolling the bones has as much diagnostic validity for illness as going to a mainstream doctor.

And why would a "creationist" be teaching science anyway? Wouldn't it go against his core beliefs? How can any high school have a science teacher who doesn't teach the curriculum? Or who also makes up his own curriculum on the side? What if he also wanted to teach that there is some evidence that the world is flat? Yes, there are still some people who believe that. Maybe we should give their beliefs equal time. It's ridiculous.

Students should get religious training in Sunday school, as their parents did. The parents are aware of both of these doctrines without relinquishing their religious faith. They should give their kids credit that they will be able to deal with it also.

PAMELA SAUNDERS
Churchill


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