Are we really here again? I just don't get how people can call religion "science".
Does it have a place in the classroom? Perhaps, as the Times article suggests, in Social Studies, but absolutely not in a class that is supposed to be based on empirical evidence.
I am all for people embracing a faith that works for them, but if I had a kid in a school system that wanted to teach them creationism as opposed to evolution you can bet that I'd be pretty ticked off.
Now then. May his noodly appendages touch you all.
ETA a little story from Joan:
A little girl asked her mother, 'How did the human race appear?'
The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so was all mankind made.'
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.
The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.'
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?'
The mother answered, 'Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.'