DO-AS-YOU-PLEASE, Faraway Tree, Friday (NNN) — The Easter Bunny should be discussed in school science lessons rather than dismissed, says Professor Michael Reiss, director of education at the Royal Society and of infiltration at the Discovery Institute.
“If pupils have strongly-held family beliefs about the Easter Bunny, such ideas should be explored,” he said. “Easterbunnyism, Fatherchristmasism or the contemporary militant Tooth Fairy jihadist movement are best seen by science teachers not as a misconception but as a world view. This is more valuable than simply banging on about ‘reality.’ Reality-based thinking is vastly overrated and certainly won’t prepare children for a career in the City or in government.”
Rev Prof Reiss, a biologist and Church of England minister, estimates that about one in 10 children is from a family which instructs its children in the Tooth Fairy theory of dentistry. “Obviously, these are from the stratum of society with more spare 50p pieces.”
Simon Underdown of Oxford Brookes University disagreed. “With so much to be crammed into science lessons, it is not a worthwhile use of time to include lessons on Easterbunnyism. We have monthly standardised testing to coach pupils on.”
The Royal Society quickly put out a statement affirming that it is opposed to such concepts being taught as science. Professor Richard Dawkins is working on a children’s text on useful ways to quickly construct street-corner gallows and burning stakes for rehabilitation of the religious.
6 thoughts on “Reiss: Science lessons should tackle Easter Bunny”
Personally I like the “Great Pumpkin.”
Seriously, when I found out there was no Santa Clause, it was the first time I realized my mother could lie to me. I still remember it. I think it’s better to enjoy the fantasy with your child, but tell them it is just pretend – from the beginning.
Thanks for the article.
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“Seriously, when I found out there was no Santa Clause, it was the first time I realized my mother could lie to me. I still remember it. I think it’s better to enjoy the fantasy with your child, but tell them it is just pretend – from the beginning.”
Actually, I would argue that this story represents why we should have these things: its important to realise that EVERYONE can screw with your head.
You’ve insulted the holy Easter Bunny (nsfw), so me and all other Easter Bunniests are extremely offended. Prepare to die!
“Now, to further explore what they stated, yes, belief in an Easter Bunny is technically in the same vein as a belief in God, for both require a leap of faith, so to say, where there is no physical evidence for either ones existance.”
There is more evidence in the existence of the Easter Bunny or Santa Clause then there is of God, Santa and the Easter Bunny leave me things, God just leaves me wondering…
Funnily, I never think of a God as a “person.”