Simply being vaguely aware of evolution as a concept (which is what the vast majority of public school graduates are) doesn't serve any particular benefit that I am aware of.
It's like being able to name all fifty states. It's esoteric trivia more than anything else.
I don't disagree, but I don't think it's necessarily "harming" anyone either. The vast majority of these kids will be introduced to the concept in college anyway.I'm not in the sciences myself, but I find evolution fascinating in thinking on the way animals behave and why, how the earth and our solar system formed, etc. It's broadening if nothing else, like any other knowledge expand our appreciation for the universe. Teaching a hostility of these things is limiting in a way I find sad, especially when you consider that there's no good reason for why any of these things should logically be opposed to religion.
They can either take it or leave it there.
The same still applies. What evidence is there to suggest that they are any less "logical" than anyone else?I'm not talking about Christians. I'm talking about home-schooled people.
I'd agree that it's a pretty stupid argument.You have a particularly good grasp of Ancient Roman history. Surely even you cringe when you hear someone claim that it was the homos that brought down the Roman Empire.
By the same token, however, have you seen some of the crap people educated in the public educational system believe?
I won't name names, but there's a particular ultra-Left Wing poster here on DP who is basically notorious for posting those kinds of goofy propagandistic arguments. I think you know who. lol