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Chop lecturer @ Sussex University (UK), "teach children evolution so they don't mistake Fred Flintstone, Barney The Dino for scientific fact"

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Young children 'should be taught evolution so they don't mistake Fred Flintstone for scientific fact'

Laura Clark

2009/07/04 01:27

Children as young as five should be taught about evolution to prevent pupils mistaking Barney the Dinosaur and Fred Flintstone for scientific fact, an academic has claimed.

The failure to teach primary school children scientific truth is playing into the hands of advocates of creationism--the belief that God created the world in six days, according to James Williams, lecturer in education at Sussex University.

He warned that creationists go to great lengths to influence primary children with comics, magazines and videos that mix scientific misconceptions with proper science.

TV programmes such as The Flintstones and Barney & Friends, and films such as One Million Years BC, which stars Raquel Welch as a bikini-clad cavewoman, created a pop-culture cliche of interaction between humans and dinosaurs which is exploited by creationists, he told the Times Educational Supplement.

He cited creationist literature which contained images of dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden or descriptions of dinosaurs dying out during the great flood.

'This wilful distortion of real science in favour of pseudoscience is nothing less than intellectual abuse,' he said.

'While creationists have a right to publish and voice their views, no matter how far from real science they may be, the science education community must respond by introducing evolution and the reality of how life developed and diversified much earlier in the curriculum to combat the establishment of creationist misconceptions.'

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Fact or fiction: TV programmes such as Barney & Friends and The Flintstones created a pop-culture cliche of interaction between humans and dinosaurs which Sussex University lecutrer James Williams claims is exploited by creationists


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let's just ban the easter bunny and santa claus while we're at it.


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And the tooth fairy.


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

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"TV programmes such as The Flintstones and Barney & Friends, and films such as One Million Years BC, which stars Raquel Welch as a bikini-clad cavewoman, created a pop-culture cliche of interaction between humans and dinosaurs which is exploited by creationists, he told the Times Educational Supplement."

Those shows were made as entertainment not as some conspiracy of creationists.


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"TV programmes such as The Flintstones and Barney & Friends, and films such as One Million Years BC, which stars Raquel Welch as a bikini-clad cavewoman, created a pop-culture cliche of interaction between humans and dinosaurs which is exploited by creationists, he told the Times Educational Supplement."

Those shows were made as entertainment not as some conspiracy of creationists.

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2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

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2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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