Wednesday, May 21, 2008

16% of US science teachers are creationists

Despite a court-ordered ban on the teaching of creationism in US schools, about one in eight high-school biology teachers still teach it as valid science, a survey by Pennsylvania State University researchers reveals.

About 16 percent said they believed human beings had been created by God within the last 10,000 years.


I don't recall having a science teacher who wasn't an avowed Creationist. Then again, I live in Missouri.

5 comments:

Chris Wren said...

It scares me to think of what those numbers were in the 50's 60's and 70s, decades we now look back upon as a time when American society seemed "more secular". How pathetic is THAT?

mister ecks said...

I don't recall having a science teacher who wasn't an avowed Creationist. Then again, I live in Missouri.

I'm from South Carolina, so I totally feel you, man. It's probably even worse here!

Anonymous said...

What's pathetic is that most people still think that all creationists are "young earth" creationists. There so many more flavors than Vanilla. Yes, the earth is at least 4.5 Billion years old and it takes light Sooo much longer to travel from stars to the earth. Just because you share 99% of DNA with another animal it does not make you that animal. It's that darn 1% that makes the differance! Funny how people crow about wanting choices and these same people don't want to let others make certain choices!
Wow, how intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I mispelled difference...so what...

Anonymous said...

First of all, the majority of scientists before Darwin were creationists. So get your facts straight. Secondly, this nation was founded on Christian beliefs and values before the secular humanists took over. America has not been the same since.