Ah, So This is How Science Should Be Taught

This is simply brilliant.

“Easterbunnyism, Fatherchristmasism or the contemporary militant Tooth Fairy jihadist movement are best seen by science teachers not as a misconception but as a world view. This is more valuable than simply banging on about ‘reality.’ Reality-based thinking is vastly overrated and certainly won’t prepare children for a career in the City or in government.”

Carry on.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you 🙂 *bows*

  2. Proud to be a member of the “fact-based community.”

  3. Is that making fun of creationism or religion in general?

  4. true, reality-based education WON’T prepare your child for work in the government…

  5. Posted by murrowcronkite on September 16, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Teddy Roosevelt said “Thorough knowledge of the bible is more valuable than a college education”.Whether you agreee with his politics or not his spiritual out look has been very helpful to me – even in the political arena.

  6. Haha! Love it. I especially liked Dawkins as “Adam”. Nice.

  7. Posted by facilis on September 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Because adding in the word “Easter bunny” instead of god constitutes a good argument. yeahhhh

  8. It’s called the “argument from analogy” I believe when you replace the word of one absurd thing that is not normally thought of as absurd and replace it with an absurd thing that is thought of as absurd to highlight its absurdity.

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