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Neil Tyson Slammin the Church

This is a captioned picture of Neil Degrasse Tyson, a famed science communicator, making a very simple analogy between the Church and School, using it to defend his views and validate what he does against the Church.

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#3 - angelious ONLINE (06/12/2013) [+] (24 replies)
what is wrong with teaching religion in school?


its really interesting subject .
#4 to #3 - jakeattack (06/12/2013) [-]
its not about that, thats okay, hes talking about IN A SCIENCE CLASS so its not the right place for it, teaching creationism bull ****
#79 - byposted (06/12/2013) [+] (7 replies)
#122 to #79 - ChilyCheeseFryz (06/13/2013) [-]
How the **** does that work? The stars in our galaxy are composed of atoms
#78 - YllekNayr (06/12/2013) [+] (4 replies)
There's a reason that religion stays in Religious Studies class, and science stays in Science class.
#17 - goldenrodent (06/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
nope, not going to fight him
User avatar #1 - hairysmellyanus (06/12/2013) [-]
Neil Tyson + Funnyjunk = Thumbs.
User avatar #7 - SirWinkler (06/12/2013) [+] (112 replies)
There's a bit of a disconnect there. His point is valid, but there is a difference in the two settings. While people are free to choose whether or not to go to church and receive those teachings, every school aged child is required to sit in and receive the teachings of a science class, even if it is against their beliefs.

tl;dr - Not fair people are forced to accept what they don't believe as fact.
User avatar #13 to #7 - schmitty (06/12/2013) [-]
That's like saying I shouldn't be forced to take a math class because I don't accept 2+2=4 as a fact.
User avatar #95 - Siphus (06/13/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Its amazing how people STILL dont understand the purpose of education, aside from the obvious reason of learning how to do specific functions for a future job.

It irks me to no end when people say "when am I ever going to use this?".

Thats not the point. School doesn't just teach you biology in hopes you're a scientist, or english in hopes that you're a poet. It is teaching you how to think, how to solve problems, how to better understand the world around you, and how to arrive at conclusions based on logic, reasoning, or even just by having an open mind about new things. Education introduces you to subjects and ideas that maybe you didnt even know you were interested in learning.

So yes, maybe you'll never use calculus in every day life, but the following of formulas, the attention to detail, and the complex thinking involved to solve problems IS useful in every day life.
#170 - bitchpleaseshutup (06/13/2013) [+] (20 replies)
He boiled for our sins!
User avatar #27 - GrimTheRealReaper (06/12/2013) [+] (21 replies)
True enough. But you're not forced to go to church. I am ******* forced to go to school and thus science, and that means you're forcing me to listen to you, which is exactly what you dont want happening to you.
User avatar #32 to #29 - sanguinesolitude ONLINE (06/12/2013) [-]
but knowing that things are made up of elements, molecules, etc. does help you in small ways. It helps you understand the world, and the interactions. You may not specifically use them, but that knowledge is available to you if needed. A coworker says to you "i heard that air is mostly nitrogen," you dont respond with "what is nitrogen... air is just air man. read your bible."

Plus school is education for all, so while math might not help the person who becomes a poet, and science may not help you much in business, a well rounded education makes it easier to talk to all sorts of people, and have some idea of what your neighbors and friends are talking about.

If you only want to learn things that are directly useful to you... well man i feel sorry for you.
#209 - WizardOfTheLawl (06/13/2013) [-]
Welcome to the comment page
User avatar #45 - zzforrest (06/12/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I have never heard of this happening outside of religious private schools and colleges where the courses are optional.
User avatar #46 to #45 - goodcheese (06/12/2013) [-]
the midwest United States is mostly where it's being pushed in public schools.
#41 - atomschlumpf (06/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
And just that debate gave birth to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
User avatar #15 - TimBisley ONLINE (06/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Sure is euphoric in here...
#204 - dvipal (06/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
:o
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#252 - stoug (06/13/2013) [-]
the only thing that really annoys me is the fact that atheist are to fj what feminist are to gender equality...but well its just my opinion...sorry if bad english
#166 - anonymous (06/13/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Religious people should be wrangled and either executed for the good of humanity, or placed in zoos to demonstrate what awaits those brain damaged enough to believe in that **** .
#184 to #166 - Sinless (06/13/2013) [-]
I don't know, it didn't go so hot for the last person who thought entire social groups should be wiped off the planet.
#58 - veryspecialagent (06/12/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Penn, Dawkins, Tyson, Gervais. Just a few names of people that need to stfu already because everyone's tired of hearing your ****** analogies and comparisons of religion and science.
#59 to #58 - Penn (06/12/2013) [-]
I like my analogies.
User avatar #26 - pharoc ONLINE (06/12/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Americans seem to have big problems with this, in my school we had science and religious education separately. Whether you don't believe in one or the other is irrelevant, you do it and get a bit of perspective from both sides, then you can drop either one after a certain amount of time
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