I really really hate it when people empty words like “rape”, “slavery”, “abuse”, etc. out of all meaning by using them in ridiculous and even offensive contexts.
Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss recently doubled down on his claim that teaching creationism to children was a form of child abuse during an appearance on the “The Weekly,” an Australian satirical TV news show.
No, having to get up in the morning and go to work is not rape or “like rape.” No, sitting on your ass in a comfortable, air-conditioned office checking your Facebook feed is not slavery. And teaching creationism is not child abuse. There is not a single person, I can guarantee you, who is sitting in an analyst’s office today, trying to resolve the problems caused by exposure to creationism.
Maybe Mr. Physicist should limit himself to physics and abstain from making pronouncements on child psychology, which is obviously a subject that is deeply alien to him.