Rare Look Inside Bible Belt Classroom

July 02, 2010 Public high school in the South. Christian values kept alive and well.

Comment by Galen on July 3, 2010 at 7:20am
"If you don't 'believe in' evolution, it's because you don't understand evolution."
-Richard Dawkins

This video is a beautiful illustration of exactly what Dawkins said. Pure ignorance, all the way around.
Comment by Jim Scotti on July 3, 2010 at 7:30am
Ignorance 101.... These kids obviously have not learned anything about evolution. The teacher in this video should be fired.
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 3, 2010 at 7:37am
It made me ((shutter)) to watch this going on in a public school. Ignorance at it's worst, and supported by a so-called science teacher. A national watch-dog group should evaluate all science teachers in the public schools who endorse intelligent design, and get them out of our classrooms. Wish I knew the name of this documentary, it wasn't cited on the YouTube page. Sounds like it was produced by the BBC. Imagine how other industrialized countries view us... Shameful.
Comment by Sol Invictus on July 3, 2010 at 11:47am
This is fucked up.
"How could an African-American person have evolved from a white person? We're different skin."
Gave me the heebiejeebies. Fire the teacher and those kids' parents.
Comment by Raven on July 3, 2010 at 12:51pm
"He put us here, and then put all the animals and plants and stuffs to make us survive."
One of my biggest irritants is this kind of selfishness and arrogance.

"How could an African-American person have evolved from a white person? We're different skin."
This is a really confusing statement, but involves classic southern racism. Great.
Comment by Velogiraptor on July 3, 2010 at 2:35pm
These kids are too old to not have been exposed to a real explanation of evolution. This is a bigger problem than one teacher. That said: this one teacher is doing nothing at all to further their understanding of the evolutionary process. He's basically saying "yeah i think it's stupid too, but they make me teach it." to the kids. He's reinforcing their ignorance. Moreover, he's acting as if creationism deserves equal time on in a science class just because it's in the Bible. I'm not at all sure the teacher understands the concept. (from the limited statements in the video clip)
Comment by Ivan Long on July 3, 2010 at 2:52pm
These poor kids are living to die. No mater what they do, the promise of a better life after death, means to them that there is no reason do make themselves better than what they are. Only death will give them fulfillment, the reason they are here after all is to live "GOD"S live to reach heaven. Bet I could talk them in to putting on the bomb and walking into a non believers nursery school.
Comment by Jim Scotti on July 3, 2010 at 5:48pm
If I were a science teacher, I might be inclined to give creationism a "fair shake" (but not equal time by any means). I would do so by giving it a thorough examination, shining the light of reason on it and causing it to retreat into the shadows. Holding its claims up against science, particularly evolution would put it in its place. Maybe I'm being too idealistic in this regard & unlike the idiot "science" teacher in this clip, I'd probably get fired rather quickly thanks to some complaining student, accusing me of "insulting" his religion.
Comment by Dave on July 3, 2010 at 6:03pm
I would sleep better tonight if I hadn't watched that.
Comment by Jake W. Andrews on July 3, 2010 at 10:02pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you.... next years Liberty University freshmen!!! Pay outrageous $$$ for tuition for a something worse than a 5th grade education, I love watching christianity fleecing its own members! I will sleep well tonight.

Which reminds me, anyone want to help me start a private christian college?

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