And therefore it should be taught in the science classrooms as such. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence from genetics, paleontology, and bio-geography. Just because it is a theory doesn't mean that it isn't a fact. The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. If we're not going to teach evolution because it is "just a theory" then we might as well not teach that the earth orbits the sun, aka the heliocentric theory, that living things are made up of cells, aka the cell theory, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales, aka the theory of plate tectonics. In science, a "fact" typically refers to an observation, measurement, or other form of evidence that can be expected to occur the same way under similar circumstances. However, scientists also use the term "fact" to refer to a scientific explanation that has been tested and confirmed so many times that there is no longer a compelling reason to keep testing it or looking for additional examples.
Evolution has been scientifically studied and slowly proven with far more supporting details then creationism which is not at all proven or does not have many facts in it. The Bible contradicts itself over and over again and nothing in it can be proven so therefore nothing in it is facts that should be taught.
Anyone on the against side has obviously not done any research or studies in evolution, it may be a theory but it has been proven, fossils and DNA have 100% confirmed that evolution happen, it is pretty much as solid as the earth being round, the only thing that is open to debate is what path some organisms took during evolution not weither evolution is true or not
There is scientific backing to the theory of evolution. The fossils say yes. Evolution is a large part of science and is backed by many different sciences such as physics, biology, astronomy, etc. Religion is not science in the least. It is not fair for people to impose religious views on those otherwise uneducated. Depriving children of knowledge of evolution is making them scientifically illiterate.
Religious beliefs should have no affect on content taught in classrooms. Schools are meant to teach rational and scientific thought, not faith-based beliefs. Everyone has a right to their own beliefs, of course, but education should not teach the unproven ones. Evolution is a proven foundation of science, and debating its existence is ridiculous.
Its SCIENCE!! Woot woot! Creationists can continue to deny reality, but stay out of the school system, its bad enough already. Evolution is not just "random mutations" or "fish sprouting legs" its guided by NATURAL SELECTION. Asking "Should evolution be taught in schools" is like asking "Should the spherical Earth theory be taught in schools?" Thank you, goodbye.
Evolution can go along with religion. Teaching evolution can be taught as what happened AFTER life was on earth not HOW life came to be on earth. Even if God put life on earth, the life he put did change and evolve. I go to a religious school and we are still taught evolution because it is SCIENCE and it doesn't have to mean there is no God. THERE IS EVIDENCE SUPPORTING IT
Evolution is our current understanding of the nature of the living world. It does not pretend to explain creation, the origin of the universe, or the purpose of life. It is an extremely well supported theory based on scientific observation rather than ancient Coptic texts written down and revised over thousands of years. Really there are only three kinds of people in this arguement.
1. Those who understand evolution
2. Those who do not understand evolution
3. Ignorant fundementalists
Evolution promotes the respect of the life in the world. The teaching of evolution in public schools not only helps provide a moral foundation, that backbone for scientific discovery, it teaches the younger kids, especially students, learn that not only human life should be important, but rather that all life should be valued and protected. This ultimately will help kids not to take their lives, the others' around them, and all life for granted, but rather teach them to value it.
Other ideas of how the world evolved (ex. Creationism) are religious and have no scientific research to back them up. Religious ideas shouldn't be taught in schools as mandatory, (Supreme Court already went over this people). Evolution has much more scientific evidence backing it up as true. If students really don't believe in it, they can probably get a pass out of via their parents and do other work to make up for lost points in the class.
In my opinion Evolution should be taught as mandatory in all schools, and religious people will just have to deal with it (We all learn about things we disagree with or don't like) OR If they really, really, hate it then get a pass out.
Schools should not teach evolution. first off evolution DID NOT happen. Man was created by God. Not some half assed idea that we came from apes. Schools need to get back to Christian roots and teach how God made this earth and everything in it. Its crap like evolution why our schools are in bad shape and violence happens.
If religion isn't allowed to be taught in schools then why is evolution being taught? Evolution requires much faith in order to believe that the big bang happened and that the Earth is billions of years old. It is not a fact, it is based on assumptions, and if I might add, it takes more faith in order to believe that nothing made something rather than God making something.
Evolution shouldn't be taught in schools because it is not proven! How can you say that a theory is factual science? I believe that if you HAVE to teach evolution in schools,you should teach all theories, NOT just evolution. Evolution is only one of the many theories of how the earth started and human life was created. Creationism should be taught in schools as well. It is a very logical theory. Someone or something must have created such a complex world, and mind. I believe that children should be shown all theories and that they should be able to decide. The public schools should not be able to dictate what children put their faith in. That is entirely up to yourself. Overall I do not believe in teaching evolution in schools. I believe that should be taught at home in an atmosphere where you decide your own beliefs.
Many people have their religions that they support. Evolution will make people doubt their religion because they were told that evolution was the only way life evolved. Every religion has their own beliefs of how the earth was made and everything that is on it. Evolution shouldn't be taught in schools because it makes it difficult to believe if your religion is actually believable.
If they're going to teach one religion in a public school then they have to teach others. Living fossils alone prove evolution wrong. Obviously if something that was thought to be dead for millions of years is found alive, there is major flaws. All people need to do is take the good from evolution because some of it may be true.
This is because evolution is a theory that is based only on Charles Darwin's wild imagination. We live in a world that is based on scientific discoveries and observations. According to scientific research, there has not been a minute change in the physical or mental change in a human body nor has there been one in any creation for as long as time has began.
School is about learning facts. Evolution is not a fact, nor a sound theory. I reality it is ridiculous to even believe the notion of Evolution. It didn't happen and could not have happen and can never be proven.
Now if you want to explain a theory, that is a different story, however it should not be taught as science.
Evolution was a good idea at first, but when Darwin realized that he was wrong, he admitted it multiple times, but nobody wanted to think that evolution was wrong. So they made "evidence' for it which is now what they teach In schools, but it's not real. It's bs in my mind
Evolution is a touch subject, and can stir up a number of emotions in the classroom, especially if students are in middle or high school. Theories about creation include the Biblical view and several other philosophies, and many people view the world's creation as a spiritual issue. Therefore, the evolution theory should be discussed at home, should parents choose to teach this philosophy to their children.
Lets teach our kids we came from nothing, that dreams and the thought in a spiritual world are nothing more than problematic brain dysfunction. Music, arts and poetry, lets rip it up and change the format. Materialistic is the new future for all mankind, it brings with us the children turning to drugs and alcohol, where life means nothing and sadness creeps in. No prayer, no love, no guidance by angles, just - nothing.