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Breaking News: Some Teachers Support Creationism

Posted By Evante Garza-Licudine On Oct 5, 2008 @ 9:42 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Berkeley teachers, that is. PZ Meyers [1] and the Daily Planet [2] tell us an elementary school teacher at the Berkeley Unified School District, to the shock and awe of many students, told her class that neither Harry Potter, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny are real. But God is.

Apparently, the third grade teacher then told her classroom she didn’t believe in evolutionary theory [3] or the Big Bang [4], which understandably brought many of her 8-year-old wards to tears. Being told that a fat bearded man doesn’t break into your house once a year as well as that any population’s gene pool does not undergo beneficial change over time would be enough to make anyone scared and upset.

No word as to whether the district will pursue disciplinary action against the teacher, though. On the bright side, it could have been worse—she wasn’t, for example, promoting Prosperity theology [5].

Image Source: Sweet One [6] under Creative Commons
Berkeley notices a creationist [Pharyngula [1]]
Parents Say Teacher Espoused Creationism [Daily Planet [2]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] PZ Meyers: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/10/berkeley_notices_a_creationist.php

[2] Daily Planet: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-10-02/article/31218?headline=Parents-Say-Teacher-Espoused-Creationism

[3] evolutionary theory: http://flickr.com/photos/cpurrin1/218406309/

[4] Big Bang: http://flickr.com/photos/jc_derr/2464325303/

[5] Prosperity theology: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1847053,00.html?cnn=yes

[6] Sweet One: http://flickr.com/photos/sweetone/2816739418/

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