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View Poll Results: I was taught evolution as theory or fact
Theory 14 28.00%
Fact 29 58.00%
Don't Remember 6 12.00%
Don't Care 1 2.00%
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #31

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Taught as a theory in the public school but by far much more explored than the other alternative and in the end of the day heavily implied as a fact.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #32

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I live in Australia. I was educated in public and private schools. Both taught evolution as a fact.
Sweden, otherwise all the same.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #33
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Theory.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #34

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In public schools in Australia it was described as a theory, but essentially taught as fact.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #35

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I was taught it as a fact, but only after a long, and I mean long, disclaimer by the teacher stating he wasn't trying to disrespect anyone's religious belief.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #36

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Whether it is taught or not, evolution is pretty solid as a fact.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #37

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In all honesty, it was just there.
I don't remember being taught it as a particular topic (though we are talking along time ago here). It was just implicit that the earth was millions of years old, with moving tectonic plates, and fish grew legs, and the mammals rose after the dinosaurs were hit by meteors, and so forth. Just generally implied in the structure of the world. Perhaps it was more explicitly spelled out in Biology, which I never took.

And I remember the self-shock of realising that my religious beliefs contradicted my academic beliefs, compartmentalised into their different mindsets in one brain. And I had to discard one or the other.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #38

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I went to the only private school in my town, and it taught creationism. It was about fourth grade that I started deviating from what was being taught in bible class at the time. It wasn't till I went to public school in 7th grade that I was exposed to a wider range of science.
Me too.
That shock where the basic truths declared by everyone around you everyday are suddenly gone. That "No, Santa isn't Real" moment, but vastly larger.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #39

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Public schooling in the 80's, taught as fact. Voting don't care.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #40

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You mean public school? In Indonesia, based from my experience, such thing was not taught at public school, you'll more likely get gazillions of quranic verses instead. If you dare to mention such thing at class, entire learning session will turn out into nasty brainwashing session. and its not written on textbook.
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