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supremecourt101
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Evolution should not be taught in schools.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/13/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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supremecourt101

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I would like to start out by saying that I do actually think that evolution SHOULD be taught in school. I created this debate to challenge myself and see if I can come up with an argument for why it should not be taught in schools. So don't take it personally if I offend you, and remember : THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THE FOLLOWING DEBATE DO NOT MIRROR THOSE OF THE DEBATIORS!!!

Let's say you are a Jew who goes to a public school in America. A teacher begins a lesson on Jesus and says that "Jesus is the true, one messiah." Obviously, this would be an outrage, for it would clearly offend you. Most likely you would argue that this violated the "Seperation of Church and State rule." The same thing would apply to a Christian who's public school teacher said " All Hindu gods are real."

Both of these scenarioes show a public institution teaching something that clearly goes against the beliefs of major religious group. Is evolution not the same. The Majority of Christians and a considerable number of Jews believe the human have not, do not, and will never evolve. Regardless of whether this is true, it shouldn't be taught in a public school. If it expressly goes against their religion, then why teach it. It is like the government saying that the entire story that your religion is based on is false. Although they aren't establishing a religion, they are discouraging a religion, which also goes against The Establishment Clause.
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Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Chaos_Evolved 8 years ago
Chaos_Evolved
Wow evolution not to be thought in schools? This issue is so important, I don't care if the con didn't present an argument, there are no worthy arguments at all not to teach science in schools.
Posted by Fimbulvintr 9 years ago
Fimbulvintr
This could have turned out well...
Posted by PoeJoe 9 years ago
PoeJoe
funny stuff ozymandias!!!!
Posted by Ozymandias 9 years ago
Ozymandias
Well... I don't really think the pro made a good argument, but since it was the ONLY argument made...
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