Sunday, March 07, 2010

In The Beginning...

Some secular homeschoolers are feeling frustrated and a bit isolated because the leading homeschool science curriculum promotes a Creationist/Biblical Worldview and "dismiss" Darwin.

Two of the best-selling biology textbooks stack the deck against evolution, said some science educators who reviewed sections of the books at the request of The Associated Press.

"I feel fairly strongly about this. These books are promulgating lies to kids," said Jerry Coyne, an ecology and evolution professor at the University of Chicago...

In Kentucky, Lexington home-schooler Mia Perry remembers feeling disheartened while flipping through a home-school curriculum catalog and finding so many religious-themed textbooks.

"We're not religious home-schoolers, and there's somewhat of a feeling of being outnumbered," said Perry, who has home-schooled three of her four children after removing her oldest child from a public school because of a health condition.

But isn't that the essence of homeschooling? Parents who believe in Darwin teach Darwinism as true and Christianity as lie. Parents who believe in Creation teach that Jesus Christ is the Truth and Darwin and all other theories a lie. And you know what, that's A-OK with me.

To my secular homeschooling friends, if you're upset because there isn't a science textbook available that supports your worldview then create one. Otherwise, just wait around I'm sure one will eventually evolve out of your math book.

Thanks to Anderea and Gena for sending me the link.

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