Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Update on fired anti-evolution teacher

Earlier I wrote about how the Sisters School Board fired a science teacher for not teaching evolution correctly.

I didn't write much about what he was teaching, since the Fox News article I quoted didn't say anything specific about it. However, one of the parents, John Rahm, provides a bit more information

"Actually if you took the material and Googled the crucial passages it takes you to a creationist Web site called Answers in Genesis, www.answersingenesis.org, that is run by Ken Ham. ... One of the lines in his (Ham's) mission statement for the Web site is any statement which contradicts the Bible is inherently false"

So, a Creationist trying to sneak his agenda into science class. And he is defending it.

Helphinstine defended his usage of source material from the "Answers in Genesis" Web site telling The Nugget that some of the information presented is "good scientific fact.

The Sisters School Board definitely did the right thing. If they could, they should demand the money they paid him for teaching back, since he didn't do what he was hired to do (yes, I am aware that this is not a possibility).



Blogger ERV said...

Even the comments on The Nugget article have been good! The first comment was from The Usual Suspects, but the rest of them (so far) have been in support of the kids and the school board.

Wow this scenario is refreshing!

March 21, 2007 2:35 AM  

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