No, I do not. The "truth" is what we say the "truth" is. The highest level of knowledge that we have is theory as we can not be sure of anything. We may call something a "fact" that is based upon a "truth". For example if I jump out of this window shall gravity fail? Gravity is only a theory yet we say it is very probable as it has proven to be. With gravity only being a theory however you cannot define it an absolute truth.
Philosophically speaking a "truth" quite often isn't. There shall never be a truly unbiased "truth". Is the bible pure truth or written by someone who is devoted to Christ? Is it biased? The probability is high.
Truth is usually defined by probability but there can never be a true "truth" that we know of.
I wouldn't say that they are born as Atheists. Despite the fact that I am an "Atheist" myself I do not believe the phrasing of the question is correct.
I believe that all babies are born ignorant to the existence of God however this doesn't necessarily make them Atheist.
Atheism by definition means that a person or being rejects a faith however this is not possible if you are intellectually ignorant to a faith and/or God.
Homework enables students to extend their learning outside of the class room and improves independent learning to some degree. As a year 11 student myself with a school that has a strict homework policy I know what it's like to do a lot of homework. I usually get around 10 pieces of homework a week compared to my friend at another local school who gets 3. The fact is as much as I hate doing homework it has helped me to boost my independent learning skills.
For students that have aspirations to go to university and obtain a degree independent learning skills are big and they are going to have to learn to deal with the large amounts of work that they shall get whilst at uni.
This is something that I was considering until I managed to get a technical apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce plc. The fact is that if you study hard inside and outside the class room, doing homework to a high standard and going further to extend your learning you shall stick out and hopefully do well in those all important exams.
Yes but along side the theory of evolution. I believe it is important to educate kids in other peoples beliefs and other alternatives to strictly secular scientific theory, after all nobody can truly prove either. I personally am a humanist and chose to adopt the theory of evolution as opposed to creationism because to my logic it is the more probable solution. I think that it is wrong to teach kids one side of the story and force kids to only accept creationism but on the other hand I do not believe it is acceptable to only teach the theory of evolution. There should be an equal balance of both and it shouldn't be appropriate for the school to force either versions of the story onto kids who chose not to accept either one.
No nature is not just about living organisms. Why are photons produced when electrons fall from a higher energy level into a lower one? Why does the higgs field exist? Why is the universe still expanding?
Because that is nature. Yes it is quite a physics themed answer but physics is a form of science; a way of explaining the world we live in.