Saturday, March 6, 2010

News: Homeschool Texts Dismiss Darwin

Thanks to Virginia for bringing this to my attention:

"Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin"

I don't even know where to begin with this, except to say, "I told you so." On the one hand, I'm glad to see someone speaking out about Apologia. On the other, this situation is extremely frustrating and I feel torn about how to respond to it.

Here are a few brief responses I've written on previous occasions that relate to this discussion:
You can vote in the MSNCB poll on this issue here: Is it OK for home-school textbooks to dismiss the theory of evolution?"


Fatcat said...

Do you have a text to recommend. Is there anything that offers all theories?

Theology Mom said...

From a publisher's standpoint, they would ask: What theories? From their perspective, there IS only one well-researched model: neo-Darwinism. No other model has been as rigorously tested. Certainly we don't expect them to give equal time to young-earth creationism, which has been disproven on to a level on par with the Earth being flat. What's the alternative? Old-earth creationism or RTB's testable creation model isn't even on the radar.

People ask me all the time, "Why doesn't RTB publish curriculum?" The answer is simple: we're a very small ministry. I've done some "back of the envelope" calculations and it would take at least a million dollars to hire enough writers, researchers, educational consultants, editors, layout artists, etc. to publish a high school science curriculum. If anyone out there in the blogosphere knows a filthy rich person who might be interested in funding a project like this, by all means, send them our way.