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Teaching Creationism

I always thought the Canadians were eminently sensible people. From the Ottawa Citizen:

The Quebec ministry of education has told unlicensed Christian evangelical schools that they must teach Darwin’s theory of evolution and sex education or close their doors after an Outaouais school board complained the provincial curriculum wasn’t being followed.

Not going far enough of course. Superstition schools should just be closed down. But it’s a step in the right direction.

And in similar news, Tom Watson mentions the report in the latest New Scientist about the large amount of home-schooling that goes on in the US. And, of course, most of this home schooling is done because the parents want to indoctrinate their children in the rules of their particular superstitions and don’t want to run the risk of the children coming across rational thought.

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