Thursday, September 17, 2009
Introduction to the Scientific Method. Holy Pasta Week, at its heart, is about the differences between science and religion. I have nothing against religion at all, and even feel that it's a very good idea for people to have some training in religious studies. If you are going to study literature, you really ought to have a good grounding in the Bible, for instance. But religion has nothing to do with science, and should not be taught in science classes.
I've always said that if creationism is taught in science classes, then science must be taught in Sunday School.
Pastafarianism is a joke, yes, but the point of it is valid. If one religion is allowed into science classes, no matter what name it's disguised under, ALL religions need to be taught. And at that point, you no longer have a science class. You have a class on cultural anthropology. Leave science classes to science.