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posted: 5/30/2013 5:00 AM

Hey, let's reconsider our science lessons

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I'm writing in support of your reader who suggested that alternatives to evolution should be taught in our science classes. I couldn't agree more! I'd also humbly request that my belief that the earth is flat gets equal time as all those "globist" theories. Looking up to the sky, I notice that the sun, moon and stars are moving across the heavens. Please include a lesson that presents Ptolemy's model showing the earth is at the center of the universe.

Galileo disproved that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones, but that still seems wrong in my gut. When physics teachers present force = mass X acceleration, please allow students to recuse themselves from any tests/quizzes on Newton's Second Law if they explain "it seems heavy objects should fall faster"!

I have heard that scientists use the scientific method -- some process where they develop hypotheses, conduct tests, peer review other scientists' work, etc. Those rigid guidelines supposedly lead to much greater accuracy in answering scientific questions, which in turn leads to incredible advancements that benefit us all in our everyday lives. But never mind that. The theories I like, including intelligent design, just seem to be true. Who are physicists, chemists, biologists and astronomers to force our kids to learn facts that seem counterintuitive to me?

Even though we rank 17th out of 34 developed countries in science, I know that we are better than the rest of the world! We cannot let scientists force their theories down our throats. Once the rest of the world realizes that the Bible is partly a science book, we're going to dominate those fools.

Colin Barr

Arlington Heights

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