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Should evolution be taught in school?

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Started: 3/24/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Evolution should not be taught in school because it is part of the atheist religon. It has not been scientifically proven. Show me prove for an evolution besides micro.


The scientific consensus, supported by a 2006 statement by 68 national and international science academies, is that it is evidence-based fact derived from observations and experiments in multiple scientific disciplines that the universe has existed for around 13.8 billion years and that the Earth was formed about 4.5 billion years ago, with life first appearing at least 2.5 billion years ago.[1] Although many young Earth creationists (YECs) are active in the development of creation science, an endeavor that holds that the events associated with supernatural creation can be evidenced and modeled through an interpretation of the scientific method, the consensus among scientists is that creation science is unscientific in both conception and methodology.[2]


Debate Round No. 1


How did an animal lay an egg and give birth to another animal who in return gave live birth?


My opponent did not contest the statement that life first appeared "at least 2.5 billion years ago" so this is a fact assumed to be in evidence.

Humans have eggs. Keep this in mind. So how does a human with red hair have an egg that hatches into a human with blond hair. It's in the DNA.

Why do Asians have less hair? It's in the DNA.

So can DNA change?

My opponent concedes the fact of micro-evolution, a little change here, a little change there.

I would like to point out that the 250lb English Mastiff and the 6lb Chihuahua both evolved from the Gray Wolf. "The gray wolf is one of the world's most well researched animals, with probably more books written about it than any other wildlife species" ... "It is the sole ancestor of the dog, which was first domesticated in the Middle East.[1]"

Man's domestication of the dog, and selected breeding, is well known. The timeframe is slightly greater than 500 years.

The question Darwin solved was not: can selective breeding have dramatic changes on the genetics of a population. The question Darwin solved was: the mechanization of natural selection can make dramatic changes on the genetics of a population.

Humans have a higher level of intelligence than the Neanderthals. This is well known. How was selective breeding done on the Neanderthals to create the modern Homo Sapiens?

Natural selection.[2]

Debate Round No. 2


merkljen forfeited this round.


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by StevenDixon 3 years ago
Damn : ( Nimbus always gets debates I want...
Posted by yuiru 3 years ago
Too easy
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