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September 14, 2018

Arizona Asked a Young Earth Creationist to Review Evolution Teaching Standards

Filed under: Children, Education, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:38

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/09/14/arizona-asked-a-young-earth-creationist-to-review-evolution-teaching-standards/

A Young Earth Creationist who says he was called by God to “teach from the Biblical creation perspective” is part of a team in charge of reviewing Arizona’s science standards for teaching evolution. To the surprise of absolutely no one, it’s not going well.

Joseph Kezele, the president of the Arizona Origin Science Association, was appointed by State Superintendent Diane Douglass to serve on the committee last month. They are working to revise curriculum for science — and things were already dire when we first reported on the science standards back in May.

Now it has been confirmed by the Phoenix New Times that Kezele, who makes Creationist videos and teaches biology at a Christian school in Phoenix, is part of a small group who review and amends the new standards.

Evolution, he said, is a false explanation for life and should be taught so that students “can defend against it, if they want to.”

You can’t teach “established, real science” in classrooms while pretending evolution doesn’t fall under that umbrella. The evidence supporting evolution is substantial. Scientists may debate some of the details, but there’s no serious controversy involving the broad strokes of natural selection. The question is why someone who denies science should be able to have a say in what public school students are taught in science classes.

“I’m not saying to put the Bible into the classroom, although the real science will confirm the Bible,” Kezele told Phoenix New Times in an interview on Wednesday. “Students can draw their own conclusions when they see what the real science actually shows.”

He argued that scientific evidence supports his creationist ideas, including the claims that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs were on board Noah’s Ark.

If this is Kezele’s version of “real science,” educators should want no part of it.

6 Comments »

  1. Here we go..more dumbing down of America. China and Russia are having a good laugh out of this. What idiots live among us!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by maryplumbago — September 14, 2018 @ 14:40

    • As other countries aim for the future and high Tech and other science related fields, the US is going backwards to using coal and praying to a myth for advice. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — September 14, 2018 @ 16:06

  2. The next logical step would be to allow someone from the Flat Earth Society to review the geography textbooks.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Infidel753 — September 14, 2018 @ 21:55

    • And the next logical step after that would be letting this guy teach meteorology.

      These people are relics of the Dark Ages. They’re dinosaurs whose brains are so tiny they don’t even realize they’re extinct.

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Infidel753 — September 14, 2018 @ 22:43

      • Yup. I never realized I was so powerful until Tony Perkins started blaming all natural disasters on gay people. Dang they should be worshiping us if we have that kind of pull. 😜🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😎 Hugs

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Scottie — September 15, 2018 @ 05:58

    • 😃😄😋👍 hugs

      Like

      Comment by Scottie — September 15, 2018 @ 05:55


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