Thursday, 17 October 2013

Good advice for biology teachers when students ask them about religion.

"I would recommend students to bring up these issues in a philosophy or religion or sociology class, as that is where they properly belong. Questions about the philosophy of science, or hermeneutical principles of scripture interpretation, or anthropological issues about why there are flood traditions in many different world religions—these are all excellent questions, but are not directly relevant to biology class. Nor are questions about Noah’s Flood relevant to a class in the geology of the Grand Canyon, or stories about a dragon’s tail sweeping a third of the stars out of the sky and flinging them to the earth (Revelation 12:4) relevant to an astronomy class."

Good advice to biology teaches asked about religion by students.  Much more here.

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