This is an actual science test given to fourth graders in South Carolina. I consider it a human rights violation.
Every nine-year-old child has the right to not be stupid. I believe that the teachers administering this test are violating this basic human right.
The fact that children are being taught like this is a national tragedy, and I believe it goes a long way in explaining why one in five Americans are now non-believers.
You simply cannot hang your religion’s principles on faulty and ludicrous science and expect rationale people to continue believing. You may indoctrinate the lowest common denominator, but the thoughtful, intelligent and (worst of all) curious people will see something like this and run away as quickly as possible.