More Dialectic, Please!

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I just read this article and I am glad we home school our kids in Classical Conversations. The middle and high school Challenge programs offer a great opportunity to present and debate current events and other topics.

The article address the lack of debate on evolution in school and it’s effect on critical thinking. Isn’t obvious to anyone with a brain that if you are just taught facts you don’t develop critical thinking skills? In the classical approach to education, this is called learning the grammar and forgetting the dialectic (logic). From a biblical perspective, it is gaining knowledge without understanding. If you are going to be an independent thinker, you must debate! Duh!

Here is another article I read where the 22 biology textbooks were evaluated on their use of the so-called “icons” of evolution. It’s a long read, but enlightening.

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