Someone posted a link in a blog to an article with the above name on Kent Hovind’s (ie “Dr. Dino”) creationist site. I gave a brief response to the claim that science is “indoctrination”, and to one of the opening sentences of the article. Here it is:
Science textbooks teach only verifiable facts. And they don’t teach about half of what hovind (who is in jail for fraud right now btw) claims they do. Religions happily indoctrinate children with not facts, but opinions and beliefs and ideologies.
“Research Analysts show a rise in child abuse, divorce rates, illegal drug use by youth, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), unmarried couples, unwed birth rates, and violent crimes.[since the 1950’s]”
Child abuse: Child abuse was socially acceptable in the 1950s which is why it wasn’t recorded except in extreme cases – the number of reported, prosecuted child abuse cases has increased, not the amount of abuse. Divorce rates: Atheists have a lower divorce rate than any religious group in america. Increase in teen drug use: the largest increase in drug use in the past decade has been in the elderly, ie people who grew up in the 50’s which hovind claims was some kind of utopia. Unwed mothers and STDs: Unwed birth rates, teen pregnancy and STDs spike in religious schools that do not teach effective birth control, and are highest in the most conservative states and lowest in the most liberal states.
Crime rates: While the most theistic countries (including the US) are among the worst in terms of violent crimes like homicide, the most secular and atheistic countries are among the very best.
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I only took the time to debunk this section of this article to show you just how completely full of it people like kent hovind are. They lie for a living. And now he’s in jail because he lied to the IRS the way he lied to religious people.
Please take this nonsense with a grain of salt.