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A little Creationism in the Classroom:
Boy, would it be too much for us to act like really real grown ups, and get some English, Science, Religion and History teachers together for a class somewhere in High School called Creation Mythologies? You could teach the whole history of where the world comes from as believed by different societies (Norse, Greek, Roman, Japanese, Judeo-Christian-Islam, Native American et al), demonstrate the very literary elements of all of them, a little history about the societies and when they were, and then touch on the enlightenment, why Darwinism and Evolution came about and why about 99% of science believes this to be true today. That way, we can compare and contrast all of them and demonstrate the why of thinking rather than absolutism. Link
A little about why intellectuals (or those who think they are) might be seen in a less than favorable light. It just has something to do with the idea, one that I subscribe to, that a place is sacred for a reason and should thus remain true to that reason. This is in fact, exactly like putting up a museum of tolerance over the USS Arizona. Tolerance is a very good thing, but people don’t go visit the USS Arizona for that reason. A grave site is not a place to scold people. A grave is not a place for “I told you so’s.” It is not a neighborly thing to do to inject ideology and universalism in a place known for a specific reason. This rationale is something I find patronizing and counterproductive. The place for that kind of universalism is in a university.
And for a little fun,
And here’s a university that takes all the fun out of college. As a Southern Hellraiser I must protest on many levels, the first being that class can never, ever be codified. Also, a cultural intolerance to the likes of Skynrd, Elvis, the Black Crowes, Led Zepplin and Metallica is just unacceptable. I’m not even going to get into how offensive the acronym for Bob Jones University can be either. However, I do support their right to not have fun, if that is their choice. More fun for me!
And here's something I noticed. MSNBC is moving to blog format in their regular news articles. That is, linking specific in text words to their source websites through HTML code. I find that a very interesting development, as far as Main Stream Media (or MSM) is concerned. Because of this useful tool, I came across a very interesting website. The Minutemen of Southwestern fame. Kinda neat and scary at the same time. Enjoy!