Monday, January 16, 2012

Not all Homeschoolers are like this

Another paranoid homeschooler is blathering about public schools brainwashing kids and how she will protect her kids from stuff like REAL SCIENCE. Why I Homeschool--Part Four: (I can brainwash my own kids, thankyouverymuch!). She of course is partly right by choosing what to teach and how to teach it you do have a tremendous amount of power when it comes to shaping a child's mind.

Apparently Lisa Luper's understanding of SCIENCE is woefully inadequate, but then what can you expect from someone who thinks evolution is silly. Why really learn about it from actual Science Textbooks, when you can dismiss it as silly and turn to an ancient book full of myths and legends (aka The Bible) for your Science instruction.

OK, I don't completely agree with the PC idea that being homosexual is OK I tend to view it as a Gender Identity Disorder. But the author of this nonsense completely ignores the fact that sometimes "a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY" You can read more about Intersex People here. But then this is SCIENCE so possibly Luper isn't ignoring it so much as she is ignorant of the condition. 


Global Warming is a fact not a fantasy someone cooked up to give Luper heartburn, so is the fact the world is becoming overpopulated. How we deal with Global Warming and Overpopulation will determine if our species survives and what kind of standard of living our species will enjoy. So far the deniers seem to be doing a pretty good job of insuring that we will continue on our hedonistic way polluting the earth and spitting out babies until all the fossil fuels are depleted and droughts and food shortages are common. But PLEASE don't try to explain the Science behind Global Warming to them if it doesn't fit into their Biblical World View they don't want to hear it.


Not all homeschoolers are ANTI-SCIENCE and many of us disagree with her viewpoints.

12 comments:

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jonathon said...

Maybe she also teaches reading comprehension, which you don't? Immediately after her three examples was this sentence "Hopefully you recognize that the above points were all written tongue-in-cheek."

Alasandra said...

Jonathan, yes I saw where she stated that the above points were written tongue-in cheek. But above her examples she stated Here are a few examples of viewpoints that I disagree with:

So Jonathan, am I to believe that since she was writing tongue in check she really believes in evolution, gay marriage and global warming?

Please do elaborate on how I misunderstood her. Because it seems pretty clear from her post and the materials she chooses to teach from that I understood her perfectly.

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Anonymous said...

I believe in the Bible. I also believe in evolution, gay marriage, and science. I don't like stereotypes, and this post frustrated me. I think you could have been a bit less catty.

Alasandra said...

I am not fond of stereotypes myself, Luper made her position on evolution, homosexuals, and global warming very clear in her post I wasn't assuming anything or stereotyping her. I based my response on the views she presented as her own.

Anonymous said...

I just think it's sad that you have to assert your opinion that the Bible is a myth. It's offensive.

Alasandra said...

Ms/Mrs/Miss/Mr Anonymous, Why is my belief that the bible is a collection of myths offensive? I am entitle to my own beliefs just as you are.

And as this is my blog I have every right to express my beliefs in my post.

Alasandra said...

Why are you offended by my beliefs? I have every right to believe that the Bible is a collection of myths and I have every right to express my beliefs on my blog.

In this country we are FREE to believe and worship as we choose.

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