The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

Textbook stickers for all your educational needs

Posted by mattusmaximus on December 21, 2009

If you’ve kept track of various creationist-related nonsense over the years, then you no doubt have heard about their attempts to insert “disclaimer stickers” into biology textbooks.  For example, in the case of the infamous Cobb County debacle, here’s what the sticker looked like…

Of course, this is just another variation on the tired, old creationist tactic where they say schools should “teach the controversy” or “teach all views” and “let the kid’s make up their minds”.

In response to this idiocy, some skeptics & educators have decided to fight fire with fire: by providing textbook stickers for all manner of subjects.  This is done partly as a joke, but the serious side is to illustrate just how stupid & intellectually vacuous this creationist argument really is – here’s a link to the stickers (image below)…

Hat tip to Kylie over at the Podblack Cat blog for passing this along to me 🙂

6 Responses to “Textbook stickers for all your educational needs”

  1. A believer said

    Gee … it’s hard to tell which side of the argument you’re on.

  2. Where were you when I created ... everything? said

    A child and a teacher were talking about the Bible. The child said, “When I get to heaven, I’ll ask Moses if he really parted the Red Sea.” The teacher, slightly amused at such naivete, asked the child, “And what if he’s not there?” Without hesitantion, the child replied, “Then you can ask him.”

    It doesn’t matter whether you believe in God or not. He believes in you.

  3. Ron said

    I suppose approaching things with an open mind, studying them carefully, and thinking critically on them is relatively ignorant now that you mention it ! I’ll just take every written work presented to me as “Gospel” without a second thought. Very solid argument !

  4. Phil said

    I thought that the process of evolutionary biology was a proven fact for quite some time now! But the idea that this process is somehow involved in the biodiversity we see today does seem to involve some debate. Oh, wait, when religious people discuss the process of evolution, they are actually talking about how this process got started, right? Or have they somehow obfuscated modern day facts, with the mythologies of third world sheep herders? Yeah, I think I recall the religious meme that the more ancient a civilization is, the more intellectually advanced it must be. Does that somehow tie into the 500 year lifespans of the old book, as written by sheep herders who didn’t have a clue what day it was without their temple scribes keeping track for them? Yeah, modern day christians just go ahead and take for granted how everyone knows what the day of the year is at all times.

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