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    A muslim school in Toronto was recently caught including anti-semitism on their website. Got me to thinking that if this is included in a child's education then what's happening to science education at these institutions? I can remember a provincial government being voted out in Ontario province because one of their main platforms was for taxpayers to fund private schools such as this one. Not sure what it's like in other countries but surely there must be issues mixing religion and education, Ontario voters agreed. Every private religious school's website usually includes the school's curriculum. I checked out a few and they are worth the read. I found it totally mind numbing yet not surprising.

    Admirably, this forum tries very hard to maintain a scientific facade. The Education sub forum even asks us to : Find out what the education requirements are for certification in the field of science, and what those fields are. Unfortunately you are going to get a vast difference in opinion between secular and non secular curriculums, depending on the school and religion. In the minds of the members, to obtain certification, does it make any difference that on one hand there are schools that teach just the science and others that also include religious beliefs? Would you feel more qualified as a certified scientist if religion was a part of your schooling? In a non secular school is it possible to gain science credentials without the religion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Admirably, this forum tries very hard to maintain a scientific facade.
    This comment puzzles me. A facade is a false front that hides something else underneath. Is that what you mean to imply?
    The Education sub forum even asks us to : Find out what the education requirements are for certification in the field of science, and what those fields are.
    I think this is intended to describe the type of topic that might be discussed on the subforum.
    Unfortunately you are going to get a vast difference in opinion between secular and non secular curriculums, depending on the school and religion. In the minds of the members, to obtain certification, does it make any difference that on one hand there are schools that teach just the science and others that also include religious beliefs? Would you feel more qualified as a certified scientist if religion was a part of your schooling? In a non secular school is it possible to gain science credentials without the religion?
    Who would think that religious training is required to gain science credentials? Creationists, maybe, but they rarely show up here. When they do, they are usually pounced upon pretty quick. So I'm not sure who it is you are asking the question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    This comment puzzles me. A facade is a false front that hides something else underneath. Is that what you mean to imply?
    No. It was meant to be analogous to the front of a building or large structure, the forefront..... not the figurative meaning. Sorry about that. I can change it so it's not so ambiguous.

    Who would think that religious training is required to gain science credentials? Creationists, maybe, but they rarely show up here. When they do, they are usually pounced upon pretty quick. So I'm not sure who it is you are asking the question.
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    Could something like this end up on a non secular school curriculum? Would learning it and then successfully graded on it qualify as an educational requirement for scientific certification? Basically it's their version of a scientist versus that of the contemporary school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Could something like this end up on a non secular school curriculum?
    Well sure it could, but at least the US there not supposed to be anything other than secular education in the public school systems. Other countries of course are different.
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