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Tennessee: a peek inside a Bible-belt classroom brainwashed by creationism

I don’t know if I want to hurl or cry. Via Pharyngula, a look at how non-reality-based thinking fostered by fundamentalism  in the classroom is basically impenetrable when these young minds are challenged to consider evolution. In this case, we visit Dayton, Tennessee.

These students are simply expressing uninformed incredulity – they can’t imagine how anything could have evolved. And the incompetent apologist of a teacher, who is sympathetic to creationism himself, isn’t doing his job, which is to explain to them exactly how biology explains these phenomena. Instead, he makes excuses: “How could I say to a student, ‘your ideas are trash’?”

It’s not hard. One student at the end says this:

How can like an African-American person evolve from a white person? We’re different skin.

What. The. F*ck? Watch it:

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