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Required Readings, 25 August 2013

God smites Creation Museum worker (he was probably gay), religious education doesn’t make children more intelligent and other news today in your Required Readings. Good morning everyone, have a nice read and enjoy your Sunday!

TURKEY: Is it possible to manifest religion or belief in teaching and education? – it would be much simpler to just teach Islam outside of schools (and allow the same for other religions of course), but I guess it won’t be that easy.

Surprise, Surprise: Muslims Are India’s Poorest And Worst Educated Religious Group – racist title notwithstanding, this is most probably, as the article mentions at the end, due to discrimination. I wonder though, what are the numbers for secular Indians?

More Religion, Less Science for Indonesian Students – “Terrorism is not triggered by long hours of lessons on religion,” he argued. “The growing acts of terrorism were basically due to incomplete religious education. Therefore, we need to add more hours for religious subjects.”….sure….is this guy the Indonesian Ken Ham or something?

Evolution can’t beat creationism if schools allow fair argument – because saying “God did it!” is a great way of having a debate.

Louisiana Sends Kids to Private Religious Schools, Test Scores Don’t Go Up – this is where I’d put the ‘Surprise, Surprise’ in the title.

Creation Museum worker has shocking experience – now, what did he do to deserve that? Was he gay or something?

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Mauricio Gago

Mauricio Gago

Mauricio Gago teaches chemistry at the University of Costa Rica. He is interested in the comprehension of science and how it helps you identify what's pseudoscience (or not science at all) and what actually lets us understand our world.

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