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Unread April 25th, 2008, 09:40 PM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Default Re: Intelligent Design & Secular Education

Tom,

Good to hear from you but there's a point that many folks miss: religiosity - speaking or hearing from supernatural forces - has a significant genetic loading.

Kids with this loading will seek their own magic forces and I much prefer they are enrolled in tamer versions offered by Christianity, Judaism, or related groups.

Failure to address these needs can be seen as a form of negative eugenics by means of ridicule, shame, and exclusion as friendships are curtailed and an outgroup forms, catalyzed in part by the teacher's own attitudes. And to boot, we charge the parents of those kids extra money if their child is sensitive to such beliefs.

Again, these are matters of the child's individual propensities and not those of what the parents would like to see!

JimB