Originally Posted by Literature
It's true that mankind is fallible. For example, for thousands of years, educated people would never have dreamed up that humans evolved from a common ancestor as apes. But it turns out, after thorough investigation of the evidence, we can safely say that humans did.
Evolution might be laughed at 100 years from now, but hopefully only because our scientific understanding of biology has only become more precise and deeper, and not because the science classroom has been hijacked by religious fundamentalists who refuse to allow actual science to shape the curriculum.
If mankind is "totally fallible," in your ideal world, would there be any schools? Or would there just be Christian* religious schools in our society?
* Presumably, only your brand of Christianity.
You're allowed the freedom to believe in and worship a slug privately, don't force it down my throat under the guise of science when it is not. Simple really.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ... And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson