A bit hyperbolic, in that I don't think telling them the world is 6k years old is the equivalent of physical or mental abuse. I don't think it's /right/, necessarily, but I don't think it's the equivalent.
I agree with the basic point that if we don't educate our children in science (and here I mean not just on what is currently accepted, but how and why that is currently accepted, emphasizing the basic scientific process of being willing to throw out what is currently accepted when you've figured out something better - I know the scientific method is generally covered, but it was always kind of skimmed and taught as rote, at least in the schools I went to) we are setting them up (and therefore, ourselves collectively).
"The human mind is seldom satisfied, and is not justifiable by any natural process whatsoever, as regards geometry, our universe differs only slightly from a long-term, bi-directional, single trait selection experiment." -- Maxwell/Einstein/Johansson
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