Monday, May 19, 2008

Maybe this doesn't seem like a large number to you, but ...

16% of US science teachers are creationists

The researchers polled a random sample of nearly 2000 high-school science teachers across the US in 2007. Of the 939 who responded, 2% said they did not cover evolution at all, with the majority spending between 3 and 10 classroom hours on the subject.

However, a quarter of the teachers also reported spending at least some time teaching about creationism or intelligent design. Of these, 48% – about 12.5% of the total survey – said they taught it as a "valid, scientific alternative to Darwinian explanations for the origin of species".

Which means that they are idiots and not qualified to be teaching science. For fuck's sake.

1 comment:

  1. The actual number is probably actually higher. I recall the scene in (I believe the name of the documentary was 'Country Boys'), where when the teacher mentions evolution the whole class moans.

    Meanwhile it's election night in Kentucky..."we're uneducated, we're bigots and religion is really important to us! give us some candy!"