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November 08, 2012

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mimi

"How can they hope to understand biotechnology without understanding evolution?!"

They can't. This is going to be great for secularism.

Jeff

Thank you.

Shmarya

Posted by: Jeff | November 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM

I dealt with it.

Jeff

Impossible! Haredim do not go to college.

Posted by: Jeff | November 08, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Shamrya, someone is sockpuppetting me.

John Nagle, Silicon Valley, CA

Here's the program description:
http://www.hadassah.org/site/c.keJNIWOvElH/b.6585255/

"The three-year curriculum includes courses in molecular biology, DNA analysis, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, drug design, immunology, and microbiology."

A comparable US college 3-year program ("http://madisoncollege.edu/biotechnology-laboratory-technician-3-year-program-option") is titled "Biotechnology Laboratory Technician - 3 Year Program Option". That's a more realistic description. It's job training for work in a wet lab.

Bassy the Haredi Slayer

Not sure what the biotechnology degrees mean. In the States Bachelor's Degrees in any biology field is useless, you need a PhD or at least master's.

My guess is that the biotechnology degrees are window dressing for training toward positions such as Lab Technician or Research Assistant.

It is a great that the program tries to steer Haredim toward education which can lead to a job and not toward soft science degrees which are mostly useless in getting a job ( but are good in learning about the human condition...)

shmarya is a satmarer

why cant anyone look on the bright side?

devorah

And any employer who hires them will have to maintain this nonsense?

Sarek

Yeah, wouldn't biotech conflict with the Adam & Eve Y6K etc. beliefs?

Seraphya

How can they hope to understand biotechnology without understanding evolution?!

Shin

never trust a scientist who also claims to be a creationist.

ruthie

and after this education how do they enter the workforce? sit behind a curtain? omg

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