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Re: [humanism-174] Now, about that God character... :)

From: TC3
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:24 PM
The brain forms those @ age 6. Anything before that will be taken as fact.


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Randy Pelton <[address removed]> wrote:
They may also be a means by which some, perhaps many, become infected with the woo woo and magical thinking virus for the rest of their lives. Being the Grinch that I am, I think you can't start teaching critical thinking skills and how to distinguish reality from nonsense too early.

Randy


From: Greg Priddy <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, December 6,[masked]:16 PM

Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Now, about that God character... :)

That's just wrong. I understand it was in the context of lesson on 'real vs. imaginary', but still, the teacher should take into account what's real *to a 5-year old*.

Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy: all part of the fun of being a child. Kids figure that stuff out on their own, and parents let them let it go. Unlike some other myths we know about...

-Greg

On Thu, 6 Dec[masked]:01:48 -0500
Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> Some parents in TX are furious because a teacher indicated to Kindergarten
> students that Santa isn't real-
>
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/12/04/teacher-tells-students-santa-claus-fake_n_2237521.html




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