Why teach either? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Memok
    • 19.09.05 | 17:21 (IDT)

    I had an orthodox jewish schooling, K-12, in New Jersey. I learned much about biology and zoology, but the religious administration skirted the evolution issue. I still learned about genes and the necessity of survival, but they never went so far as to say that life evolved. In Talmud class we leaned that God created the world exactly as it is, but not in science class, and an emphasis was put on keeping the two separate. I first started learning about Darwinism when I went to university, but it was not a problem for me because the ideas of genetic drift and natural selection had already been taught. I study anthropology now and am heavily dependent on Darwinism in my research, but I am still an Orthodox Jew. I can understand a parent who wants their child to receive an education that does not conflict with the religious beliefs. I can also understand an atheist parent who does not want their child exposed to overtly religious ideas. For this reason neither should be taught in grade school or high school. There is enough biological knowledge that jives with both theories to be taught in schools, so that a child who goes to university can ultimately draw his own conclusions and make his own choices without any lack of knowledge regarding the scientific fundamentals that both theories are based on.

    from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design
    First published 00:00 19.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 19.09.05
Haaretz Headlines
Kako Yamena with her mother Yordanes, in an Israeli hospital after Kako was stabbed in 2014.
Eritrean carer of stabbed baby girl summoned to Holot detention center

The asylum seeker, 36, cared for Kako Yamena after she was stabbed by an Israeli man in Tel Aviv, in 2014.

03:54 09.02.16 | 0 comments
Israeli soldiers in Gaza during operation protective edge, 2014.
Rehab village sees wave of former Israeli soldiers seeking treatment after 2014 Gaza war

IDF operations have led to 'waves' of Israelis suffering from a psychotic episode or other mental health crises to seek care at Kfar Izun holistic treatment village, says founder and former officer Omri Frish.

12:14 09.02.16 | 2 comments
Man using smart phone
Stark correlation found between heavy cellphone use and male infertility

There's no cost and pure benefit from adhering to simple rules: Don't talk on your mobile while it's charging and never use it within 50cm of your groin.

14:34 08.02.16 | 0 comments
Palestinian artist Rehab Nazzal, injured in December by soldiers.
Sounds of occupation shape political art by wounded Palestinian

Whispers, screams and gunshots – heard but not necessarily seen – are integral parts of the documentary-artistic works created by Rehab Nazzal, who was shot in the leg by IDF soldiers in December.

17:34 08.02.16 | 0 comments