falconer: Loved your cartoon, it re-instates what I said earlier
"that creationism shows the BIG PICTURE ("conclusion") and with science, all the little pieces ("facts") fit together. Evolution seemed to take all the little pieces ("facts") and with science tried to make all the pieces fit together and what science can't make fit together---get tossed, making for a jumbled Big Picture ("conclusion").
God gave us all the details in the Bible so the only "work" left is to notice how the facts confirm it. Mere "godless-man" marches on past all that and looks at the facts, scratches their head and then concocts what they "think" is the best explaination. They have to keep changing their minds when their theories begin to have holes. God's Conclusion is Holy...NO "holes". (No need to keep "changing" the "story", the facts STILL confirm what He said.)
I don't believe there is any "lunacy" to the Noah event. Before the Flood, there is no indication in the Bible that any of the animals ate meat or were violent and vicious. Genesis 9:2 says the animals didn't even have a fear of man until AFTER
the flood. The following verse is where God gives every plant and animal to man for food. Meat eating would have actually been encouraged by the Flood, since all the lush forests of plant life would have been destroyed and until new forests had time to grow, there wouldn't be much food.
(**There isn't any problem at all discussing elementary biology. I have some college in a non-Bible based, community public college (major:zoology/biology) and worked in a couple of zoos during that time. I have two science awards from the professor for completion with the top grade (of two separate research assignments) regarding animal behavior. I've been into animals my entire life, I don't have any problems at all grasping their behaviors, their diet, the effects of stress, etc. Anyone that has ever known me--- no matter what age I was at in my life, knows animals are where I "shine".
"but forcing old myths into a science class is infiringing on the freedoms of giving children a good education on science."
so,it's ok for school to teach kids as long as they teach them only what YOU think they should be taught? THAT says "freedom of choice" to you?
Standardized tests typically show that private school students are more educated than public school students...and guess what? Most private schools present BOTH sides to the students and let THEM choose.