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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Myths in Education

There is a problem with the educational system in America today. “So what?” you say. We all know that. True, but not about this particular problem.

Before I dig into that it is important to note what our schools are supposed to do. They are supposed to teach us the facts as they are honestly known about math, science, history, language, literature, and civics. It sounds straightforward enough, and it should be easy, but it’s just not happening.

Therein lays the problem. The education we have all received is distorted with many untruths mixed in with the truths, and our trusting developing minds soaked it all up as gospel. Thusly, many if not most of us grew up believing lies to e truths, and unproven theories as scientific law.

Evolution, the Big Bang, McCarthyism, Puritan evil, these are just a few of the lies woven into our textbooks. Read on and I will briefly prove to you why these are lies, and I will address each one at length in later essays.

The Theory of Evolution is just fine as a theory, teach about it if you want to, but do not teach it as absolute fact. It has been thoroughly disproved by science. In short, it has been shown as a mathematical impossibility, the textbook cases of evolution in action never happened, and the foundational idea of a “primordial soup” giving rise to life through spontaneous generation was disproved early in the advent of the scientific age, and continues to be disproved to this day. Also, many of the so-called proofs have been disproved by scientific experimentation or exposed as outright frauds. It is a theory that doesn’t work, hence false, but it is the only alternative science has come up with to Intelligent Design, so it is taught as truth to keep “religious mysticism” out of the classroom. On a side note, atheists fight the theory of Intelligent Design on the basis of Separation of Church and State. So it seems that evolution may be being taught for religious reasons. I recommend reading the book Icons of Evolution by Jonathan Wells and Jody F. Sjogren.

The Big Bang, exact same problem as Evolution. Let’s move on.

McCarthyism was taught to me as one of the great evils of American history. Senator Joseph McCarthy is taught to be a deranged demagogue who created the “Red Scare” in order to save his foundering political career. This is 100% false. I will not go into the details here as there too many for the scope of this essay. For a definitive look please read The Assassination of Joe McCarthy by M. Stanton Evans. Be aware that this myth was created by liberals and communist sympathizers, and also be aware that the majority of educators in public schools and most colleges are liberals. Gel on that for a while then decide for yourself why such a myth would be taught so religiously.

The evil of Puritanism is also utterly false. Nobody in his right mind would deny the fact that the Salem Witch Trials happened, it is a historical fact. But what is not taught is the rest of Puritan history and culture, or the fact that the author of The Crucible was a fanatical Communist who hated religion. This aside, let me just assert that with the exception of the witch trials Puritan history if full of goodness and Godliness. The Salem Witch Trials do not personify the entire culture, and it must be noted that they happened in Salem. The puritans were spread throughout New England, with a large concentration in Massachusetts, of which Salem was only one small town. I make no excuses for the atrocity that the Salem Witch Trials were. I am only pointing out that the Puritans as a whole were actually far better people than they are made out to be, devoted to their God, dedicated to their families, hardworking, honest, folks any one of us would admire if we ever met one. Well, not any one of us, there are always those who will hate any given ethnic group.

I wish I could go into great detail on every one of these subjects right now, but as I mentioned I will go into greater detail in essays to come. Also bear in mind that there are honest books out there, some of which I have recommended in this essay that are available for your reading pleasure and education. To quote the X-Files, the truth is out there, you just have to look for it.


  • i d i o t

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 AM  

  • It has been thoroughly disproved by science.

    You are insane.

    By Blogger jpe, at 7:58 AM  

  • I shall post an article later that outlines the science that has disproved Evolution as being possible. Read it and decide for yourself whether to cling religiously to a discredited theory, or to look for a new explanation.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 9:37 AM  

  • All theories are theories, and all theories are eventually replaced by another "theory", etc, ad infinitum.

    The Theory of Evolution is being taught as a FACT, and that is a crime.

    One theory is as valid as another until PROVEN facts emerge. That is not the case with Evolution.

    Therefore, all theories should be taught as equal, or NONE should be taught.

    In my next epistle, I will PROVE (using the logic of the Evolutionists) that Stevie Wonder is God.

    (insert laughter here)


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 AM  

  • Whew.. above comment is mine. I pushed wrong button to login, apparently.

    Now, factor this using Evolutionary Logic:

    God is love.
    Love is blind.
    Stevie Wonder is Blind,
    God is Stevie Wonder.

    Now, wasn't that simple?

    By Blogger meesterjoneser, at 8:36 AM  

  • The real Abigale Williams was only 12 which puts a whole new slant on the crucible tale. Arthur Miller's hero was a pedophile. Good on her for having him burnt. I would too if I were her.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:39 AM  

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