Paula Nixon’s letter of July 10 suggests that in return for removing prayers from government meetings, schools should stop teaching evolution.
I hope everyone can see the foolishness of this proposal.
In America, our government should not favor believers over nonbelievers, nor adherents of one religion over any other. This is the essence of freedom of conscience.
When the Pismo Beach City Council allows religious invocations, it divides the community on religious lines.
I’m embarrassed to have to point out the obvious, but we should be teaching our children how to live in the real world by teaching them facts, and there are very few facts more soundly established than the fact of evolution.
The National Math and Science Initiative says, “American students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at serious risk.” For a great introduction to the facts behind evolution, go to evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evohome.html.