Teach kids to weigh their own options

The Herald’s Aug. 10 article, “Marysville on edge over new biology teacher,” seems to show that what goes around comes around. Back in the days when the Scopes Monkey trial took place, the Bible was the basis for teaching the origin of life. The trial successfully started the trend toward the suppression of the Bible in schools and classrooms across the United States.

Today, evolution is the “recognized” idea of where man came from, although many learned men do not believe this is true. Essentially, evolution says that today’s human beings came from the slim chance that everything came together at a given moment so that life began on this planet. Eventually we evolved into apes and then into human beings. The key word here is chance.

Science has been continually challenged on this very subject for years, even when evidence to the contrary seemed to point in another direction. Being blinded by “educators” and “scientists” all these years, our children have been presented with a distorted picture of who we are and where we came from. Teachers, through legal suppression, have turned primary and secondary level children into a mass of unthinking robots, when they should be taught to examine, question and reason.

Now it seems that the status quo is being challenged by Roger DeHart. Marysville School District hired Roger DeHart to teach biology. His credentials, commendations and results are above reproach, yet they plan on changing his assignment from teaching physical science and biology in high school to earth science in junior high.

What is the reason for changing their original decision? Is it fear that he might make students think that evolution may not be the only answer? That maybe there might be some “intelligent design, the theory that life is so complex that a higher power had to have participated in its origin”?

Heaven forbid that students would have to possibly mentally wrestle with two theories and learn to think, examine and conclude. Keeping students from thinking by shoving theoretical evolutionary garbage down their throats without allowing to ask and learn that other ideas exist, is a greatest disservice we can do to our children. We can do better!


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