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religions in the classroom

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2023 by xi'an

Two recent stories reported in the New York Times about U.S. professors being fired for posting art pieces that students or parents found offensive to their beliefs. One (above) was a painting within a 14th-century Islamic history book supposed to represent G and M. As showed [with much warning] during an art class at Hamline College. The other is the (monumental) Renaissance Michelangelo’s David [exhibited a la Galleria dell’Academia, in Florence]. Whose posting during a Florida sixth-grader class on Renaissance art led to accusations of pornography! These extreme cases of religious beliefs taking over the classroom (and rationality!) remind me of the difference I noticed between teaching in D and W, since in the former institution, classes and tests can take place any day that is not a public holiday, following general secular rules in French public institutions, while in the latter, every possible effort should be made (by the University) to provide an alternative test…

International Women’s Day 2023 [and how far from a fair society…]

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2023 by xi'an

always more obscurantism from the theocracy

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2023 by xi'an

“an appeal to cease fire so that Orthodox people can attend services on Christmas” [theocripocrisy]]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2023 by xi'an

Iran [cover]

Posted in Books, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2022 by xi'an

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