Physicist Lawrence Krauss appeared on 'The David Pakman Show' on Tuesday and defended his earlier claim that teaching creationism was a form of child abuse (video below).
According to RawStory.com, Krauss said: “Sure, it is mild child abuse, but it is. We need to encourage our children to question freely and try to think for themselves. Anything we do that counters that is unfair to them.”
“If you’re introducing it as reality, if you’re telling your kids the world is 6,000 years old, and they shouldn’t believe scientists because there is no way humans are related to other animals, and don’t believe any of that stuff you learned in school, or take you kids of out of school because they are learning something, then it is like the Taliban at some level, which is an extreme form of child abuse. The Taliban doesn’t want girls to be educated or people to be educated because if they do they’ll understand the myths they are learning are crap.”