Re: American curriculum (fue: Language family trees)
|Date:||Monday, February 3, 2003, 8:12|
Sorry for this. I meant to send it privately.
On 2003.02.03 18:38 Tristan wrote:
> On 2003.02.03 09:51 Christopher Wright wrote:
>> Robert Wilson cuendalve:
>> >they complain about evolution being taught as if it
>> >has been scientifically proven when it is really nothing more than a
>> >guess with very little scientific evidence to support it.
>> And Christianity, as a strong influence on the whole world and the US
>> particular, should have at least as much time in American schools as
>> other religion, perhaps more. But I have no desire to start a
>> here; I'll make another list on Yahoo for this purpose *if need be*.
>> Email me privately if you'd like me to do so.
> Some subsections of Islam have had quite a strong influence on the
> whole world and US foreign policy as well, I would say. I hardly
> would've thought the Christian influence currently exerted would've
> amounted to much, except in the odd fossilised holiday like Christmas
> or Easter, which're hardly Christian holidays any more (we don't have
> Thanksgiving here in Oz, but to me it seems that the difference
> Christmas and Thanksgiving is that gifts are given at the former...).
> And how much time in American state schools is given to non-Christian
> religions? I only went to a state school for the last four years of
> high school (we don't distinguish b/n junior and senior high like you
> guys), but religion (XP or otherwise) was covered on all of maybe no
> occasions (meantioned when relevent, yes, taught, no).