A BRIEF HISTORY OF (OUR) TIME
This document was created in 1988 for a Grade Seven Social Studies classroom
in Alberta, Canada.
The class had been studying 'Anthropology' and the curriculum
had briefly touched on the biblical story of human origins but in a rather dismissive,
non-credible and even mocking way, according to some of the students.
As the major emphasis of the teaching was on evolutionary interpretations
of the origins of society and culture and as this portion was couched in language
that lent great scientific authority to the presentation,
some Christian parents objected to the not-quite-subliminal bias and lobbied
for a more credible exposition of the biblical/creation model.
Their first representations to the school resulted in an agreement to allow
an outside speaker of the parents' choice to address the class.
That agreement was unilaterally withdrawn and replaced
by another that would allow only the presentation of a prepared document on
the subject (Alberta education allows the presentation of creationist perspectives
- in theory).
The author approached the teacher of the class to discuss the project and obtain
a sense of the level of the discussions to date.
It was suggested by the teacher that the document should
be submitted within seven days.
It was submitted four days later, a weekend intervening.
It was never presented to the class.
When the teacher was questioned about this later, he said it was "... too late.
The class had moved on".
"CREATION OR EVOLUTION IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
- A CREATIONIST PERSPECTIVE - "
is that document in its primitive integrity - errata
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