Our Senses and How They Work
Submitter: I was amazed to see that a school, even a private one, had gone to the trouble to make a stamp expressing this position so plainly. Perhaps I am just ignorant of how these schools work, but it did get me thinking. Do they put this in all their books? Only the science books? Only certain science books? What about history books?? I assume the fiction section is, shall we say, limited.
First, I cannot find anything contradicting “Holy Scripture” in the book itself, which is an adorably illustrated description of how the five human senses work. Aside from being dated, the information seems basic and correct. I bought it for the illustrations, which have that “vintage textbook” feel, which I really enjoy.
Second, it made me immediately grateful for public schools and especially public libraries, at which even the children who are attended this school can find books (and librarians!) who are not afraid of but rather celebrate and value all learning, even if it may be at odds (debatable, of course) with the “Holy Scripture” of one or more of the thousands of religions in the world.
Holly: I’ve blocked out the name of the school so you can only see that a Christian School had it in their collection. This is an interesting discussion! Private school librarians want to weigh in? You can be a lot choosier when your library’s mission is so specific. I find it really interesting that they disclaim that they own the book to meet certain academic standards, but don’t necessarily endorse the contents. What do you think?