“We pay the teachers’ salary…”

One argument that crops up from time to time in anti-evolutionist circles is, “Teachers should teach Intelligent Design if that’s what the community wants. We pay the teachers’ salary, after all.”

I’ve finally put my finger on what was bugging me about this. It’s exactly the same as saying, “My doctor should tell me those chest pains are just gas, not cancer. I pay his salary, after all.”

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2 Responses to “We pay the teachers’ salary…”

  1. Raven says:

    Yep. Truth does not bow to opinion.


  2. arensb says:

    Indeed. There seems to be a distressingly large number of people in the US who can’t tell the difference between “ought” and “is”.


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