Cracked - 6 Ways a Creationist Textbook Sabotaged Science
Not believing in science is like not being sexually attracted to the sun: It’s not applicable, it doesn’t care, and it still works to make your modern life possible, whether you like it or not.Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images
No matter how romantic sunsets are. Or how euphemistically you say “fusion.”
Unfortunately, some people think there’s a war between scientific equipment and invisible spirits, and instead of inventing the Ghostbusters, they declared war on understanding itself. The Internet recently shared this page from a science textbook:BJU Press
Making the Insane Clown Posse look like electromagnetic masterminds.
Obviously that’s too stupid to be real, but publishing such things anyway is Bob Jones University’s entire deal. They’re a private Christian university and press, and that page is from their Christian home schooling book Science 4. It’s a stupider attack on the future than How to Hide Land Mines in Time Capsules for Dummies, and even more damaging for the target market. Gary Busey’s science textbook was better. I found a copy of Science 4 with the teacher’s study guide, and America, when you notice your students starting to misspell IQ tests, now you’ll know who to blame.
So glad they wouldn’t be allowed to use this “science” textbook in our public schools at least.