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Creationism belongs in schools as part of a teaching-about-religion class.

I can't find the link, but I remember an atheist making an argument (which I currently agree with) that we should teach about religion in school; most students only have exposure to the religion they were born into, but exposing them to other religions will more-or-less help them "unprivilege the hypothesis". Creationism, of course, would belong in such a class (and nowhere near a science class). Putting it in a non-science class would also be a major victory against creationists: to my knowledge, their current argument is that we should present multiple viewpoints, which this would do whilst reinforcing that creationism isn't science.






School is not a very suitable place to seek victories against ideological opponents. Such victories are bound to come at the expense of the education quality. Teaching children about religions also creates another problem. There is no practical way to teach children about all religions, so some “hypotheses would have to be privileged” at the expense of the others (which would be against the principle of separating religion from the state).

Creationism, of course, would belong in such a class (and nowhere near a science class)

Why not let the students themselves decide whether creationism is scientific or not?
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This brings up an interesting point: how do you teach a teaching-about-religion class? For instance, the World History class at my high school talks about all the modern religions, their main beliefs, and their origins, but it didn't really help me to "unprivilege the hypothesis"
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