In response to "Teach creationism, too" (Letters, Feb. 17), I agree that this theological principle should be shared -- in a theology class, in the homes of people who believe it to be true, or in a church or other faith-based setting. People have a right to learn as much or as little of the beliefs of others as they like.
Studying other cultures, beliefs and mythologies promotes understanding and empathy between factions. However, science is what belongs in a science classroom; teaching creationism as science is the same thing as forcing religion on students.
I would never visit a church and demand that the pastor or priest instruct me in biological anthropology during his sermons as "an alternate possibility." As to the idea that Darwinism is "just a theory," gravity, too, is "just a theory," and yet, in spite of my best efforts, my feet seem to remain resolutely attached to the ground.
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