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posted by n1 on Friday July 04 2014, @02:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the certified-misinformation dept.

The young journalists at The Southerner, the student newspaper at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia, recently broke the news that creationism and other Christian religious views are incorporated into the Biology curriculum used by the City of Atlanta Public Schools.

A PowerPoint shown to a freshman biology class featured a cartoon depicting dueling castles, one labeled "Creation (Christ)" and the other labeled "Evolution (Satan)." Balloons attached to the evolution castle were labeled euthanasia, homosexuality, pornography, divorce, racism and abortion

The PowerPoint, which has more than 50 slides largely consisting of material about evolution, was downloaded from SharePoint, an APS file-sharing database for teachers. It was uploaded by Mary E. King, a project manager at APS who has also uploaded more than 2,000 other documents. Phone calls and emails to King have not been returned. Tommy Molden, science coordinator for APS, also did not respond to requests for comment.

Students were offended by the cartoon:

"[I] have gay parents, and [the cartoon] said that evolution caused homosexuality and it implied that to be negative, so I was pretty offended by it," [freshman Seraphina Cooley] said.

Cooley said that another student emailed the administration complaining about the PowerPoint.

Freshman Griffin Ricker, who is also in Jones' class, said [Biology class teacher Anquinette Jones] got angry with the class when she found out students had notified the administration.

"She had a 10-minute rant," Ricker said. "She yelled and said, 'This is on the APS website, and it was certified.'"

In case of soylentnewsing, the student reporting is also posted on a local Atlanta newspaper blog.

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  • (Score: 1) by freetown on Tuesday July 08 2014, @02:54PM

    by freetown (3917) on Tuesday July 08 2014, @02:54PM (#65959)

    If God does indeed exist and created everything around us, surely he can perform surgery on Adam to take a rib and then build that rib into Eve using yes genetic manipulation or reprogramming and supplying the rib with whatever is necessary to grow into a woman. Adam's body was formed using material found in dust and then switched on. He is the one that put that process and system in place in the first place.

    Psalms 139:16 poetically refers to DNA.

    The splitting of the Red Sea is a scientific possibility. You just need a powerful enough magnetic field. These can be taken literally.

    But not the notion that the earth was created in six days. Genesis 1:1 says the earth was already created before the six 'days'. Genesis 2:4 lumps them all together into one 'day' including the eons of time that the earth was formless before it solidified.