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  • It has more support than creationism.

    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.

  • Evolution is scientific fact.

    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 Helps Younger Kids Value Life

    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.

  • This is not even a debate

    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

  • Why is this even a debate?

    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.

  • YOU CAN STILL BE RELIGIOUS

    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 a Scince

    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.

  • It is a scientific theory based on facts and observations

    Yes, evolution is a theory. But so is gravity, and no one has a problem with that being taught in schools. Therefore, Evolution isn't the only theory that schools teach. Since it has to do with science and Biology, then it will be taught in those classes. The only argument that the negative really has is that it contradicts the Bible. But, that's a whole different ball park. If you are truly a religious person, then you should not let foreign ideas scare you.

  • Say Yes to Evolution

    Evolution is the scientific explanation for how the world began. If there is a student who does not agree with the information given in class, they can keep their beliefs and simply learn the material that they need to learn for school. They are not being forced to agree with the material, or even to defend why or if it is correct. They are simply being asked to learn the material, just as they are asked to learn about the human body, history, and math. It's a theory, just like all the numerous theories in all scientific/mathematic fields.

  • Evolution is taught in schools the same reason physics is taught in schools

    Evolution is a fact, proved by fossil records and organic diversity. It is ridiculous to argue that Islam might as well be taught as well because, if we're honest to ourselves, its probably all made up. Where there is solid science to back up evolution, there is only a book and made up "Miracles" to prove religion.

  • No!!

    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.

  • Evolution is a religion.

    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.

  • Technically a Religion

    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.

  • Evolution is simply a theory.

    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.

  • Evolution Should Not be Taught in Schools.

    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.

  • No, evolution is a topic that should be taught at home, if parents so choose.

    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.

  • Evolution will make people doubt their religion.

    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.

  • No they shouldn't

    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.

  • God is the Only True GOD!!!!!!!!

    Evolution is false and look at the evidence towards the Bible. Evolution has no evidence that the earth has been around for millions of years. The earth has only been around for 6000 years! It only makes sense people. You can't trust Richard Dawkins because he is trying to tell you that it is the only thing true. He says that life is worthless. Then why were you and me created? We all have a purpose in life which is to spread the word of God so the end of the world can come faster and we will be saved by Jesus Christ. Once saved by Jesus Christ, we will live in harmony once again.

  • Evolution destroys mankind.

    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.


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