Monday, January 18, 2010
World's Worst Headline
That would be the headline "Nashville Christian School teaches science in context."
But here's what the article says:
[A]s far as the private school is concerned, God created the world and all other views are theoretical.If that is what is being taught -- that science is merely, in common parlance, a guess or an unfounded belief -- then it is not possible that they are teaching the context of science that includes tons of empiric evidence in favor of evolution. If they are teaching science in context of a religious belief in which empiric evidence is disregarded in favor of revelation, then they aren't teaching science at all.
"[Nashville Christian School] teaches creation in addition to the theory of evolution," said Chris McBride, a 2003 NCS graduate and the school's technology coordinator.
"The key is that NCS makes a point of emphasizing that it is only a theory. Teachers explain that evolution is a theory that many people believe. They then go on to explain how we, as Christians, know that the theory is false."
Either way, the words "teaches," "context" and "science" do not combine in any way to represent what the story reveals.