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February 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Science vs. creationism: Losing the math and science race

Now that the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham is completed [“Bill Nye: Bible doesn’t tell Earth’s true history,” Nation & World, Feb. 4], I find myself disturbed. I am not disturbed by the outcome and who won the debate, but rather due to Bill Nye’s inference based on a fictional narrative, namely, that our math and science woes as a nation are due to creationists.

This is an astounding washing of hands coming from an evolutionist whose perspectives and teachings have dominated the public education for many years. Yes, our nation is on the decline in math and science. However, it is not because of home-schooled creationists.

If you want the answer to what has been happening then take a look at what has been transpiring the last 50 years. Journey to other countries like China and India and see how their high-school students spend their evenings and weekends, and take a look on where the educators focus their energies. It’s a tough reality that we will have to face sooner or later.

Gary Ford, Mission Viejo, Calif.

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