Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Anti-Science Fundamentalist Fruitcakes give homeschoolers a bad rap

I do wish Greg Laden would stop characterizing all homeschoolers as anti-science fruitcakes.

And I do wish the Anti-Science Fundamentalist Fruit Cakes would stop acting like they speak for all homeschoolers. I am sure there are some secular or inclusive homeschool groups in Minnesota who actually do REAL SCIENCE, not this Christian Viewpoint as Science tripe.

Honestly I am not sure who I am more upset with. Greg is smart enough to realize all homeschoolers aren't anti-science. The Anti-Science Fundamentalist Fruit Cakes are just deluded. The purpose of Science Fairs isn't to convince people to attend church.

8 comments:

Pauly D. said...

I've been reading up on some of Greg Laden's blogs and you are absolutely right about his hidden motives. Just yesterday he wrote about a woman that was influenced so greatly by their program that she began to attend church and follow God. This struck me as odd...I thought this was supposed to be a Science fair? Last time I checked, Science and religion were almost polar opposites.

AlbertaMama said...

I think that science and religion can co-exist quite peacefully. I teach my kid real science, because science is science. I also teach him religion, because our spirituality is important. I'm not a creationist, but I'm not a hardcore secular science believer either. I believe that there can be a middle ground where God and science exist together to prop each other up. Science doesn't have to be exclusive, nor does spiritual beliefs. The problem that can occur is that each group of believers villainizes the other set to prove that they are right. There's a great article that discusses this polarization: http://www.ucobserver.org/faith/2009/11/rescuing_darwin/

Alasandra said...

My problem is with those who refuse to separate Science from religion and insist that Science must fit their religious dogma regardless of the facts.

I am a huge supporter of Theistic Evolution.

Pauly D. said...

I completely agree, Alasandra. People who cannot accept the cold, hard evidence that is right in front of them are too unrealistic for my taste.

AlbertaMama said...

I totally agree with that! Science is factual and Dogma is an institutional form of religion. Science being used to support dogmatic traditions is definitely a misrepresentation of the facts!

Oh and thank you for reminding me of the phrase Theistic Evolution...lol...my tired brain couldn't think of it so I spent oodles of time trying to explain the concept

Jennifer Fink said...

You've had some great posts lately, Alasandra!

Dana said...

I stopped paying attention to Laden when he quoted Katie Criss as if her poorly written opinion on a free article site was somehow supporting his claim that homeschooling is bad.

It made it hard to take him seriously.

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