Should schools teach both evolution and creationism?

  • It offers another stance on creation

    I understand that some people may see creationism as strictly a religious view, which is wrong. Creationism is just another theory on how the world was created. Creationism and evolution fall in the same family and one of them should not be favored over the other. Creationism offers another line of education for students in the view that the world came into existance through a greater power.

  • Creationism > Evolution > Creationism > Evolution

    A bias and sometimes arrogant science community has forgotten how to think outside the box. Stubborn, narrow minded religions are too blinded by dogma to see "God's" truth. Maybe I'm wrong or bias for stating a personal observation but seriously. Should the future suffer because too many seem to be close-minded? No. We should teach both in schools, as well as other ideas, myths, and theories concerning the origin of life. Let the students hear all sides of the story so they and their families can decide what's personally acceptable. This may be a "stretch" here but we may just find a common ground between the two.

  • Yes

    While most Americans want to keep Evolution in the public school curriculum, they are less clear about how they would prefer schools to deal with religious explanations for human origins. On this point, supporters of Evolution in the schools fall into many different subgroups, each with its own approach to the two questions.mportantly, most Americans do not take an absolutist position on this issue, meaning teach only Evolution (20% hold this position) or only Creationism (16% hold this position). Most support an approach that both teaches Evolution as scientific theory and also includes some discussion of religious explanations for human origins and development.

  • Teach Both

    Yes, schools should teach both evolution and creationism. Schools should require both classes and teach them both during the same semester. This would serve the purpose of providing students with both ideologies and allow them to make their own judgments based on the teaching that is presented to them. By teaching both classes, schools would no longer bear the burden of being accused of being against one or the other.

  • People should know both sides

    Yes. I think schools should teach both evolution and creationism. It is only fair to teach both sides to students in order to have them knowledgeable about the two topics and make decisions based on unbiased agendas. It would be unfair to teach a student one idea when there are many other ideas and avenues that one can know.

  • Yes They Should

    Some people may make the excuse that teaching both would cost more money. So what? We're already spending trillions every year.
    Both evolution and creationism are theories with scientific merit. People say that creationism isn't, but it's developing it's case a little more every year. It's simply behind because the ID Movement started late.
    In a culture that supposedly stresses tolerance, it's remarkably intolerant for people to refuse to teach creationism alongside evolution.
    You can have separate classes: one for evolution and one for creationism. Parents can choose which one they send their kids to. This is tolerant, and those who refuse to do this only stress tolerance when it benefits them.

  • Only if they teach all of the others as well...

    Creationism itself could be proposed as another theory to the beginning of the world. There are many theories held by peopled religious beliefs, so if we let one be taught we must let all others be taught as well. That means Christian beliefs, Hindu beliefs, Atheist views, and so on. I think it's much better to leave the religious beliefs out of the public school system all together and just stick with proof. Evolution is proven and therefore is taught I public school. If you want your child to learn creationism then take them to a privet religious school.

  • No way, it's not science

    Evolution is a fact heavily supported by evidence. Creationism is not. If you teach kids creationism, this is indoctrinating them and not teaching them to think critically. Schools should be secular and open-minded, not teaching myths and lies as fact, only actual facts as facts. Once again, evolution is heavily supported by the evidence, and creation is in the complete other end of the spectrum.

  • No they shouldn't

    I do not think that schools should teach creationism. I think it would be alright to bring up in a religious studies or maybe even a philosophy class, but definitely not in a science class. It has been disproven by science. Evolution, is a theory, but it is scientifically backed and does not coincide with any religion.

  • No.

    Why would a school ever want to teach creationism? I don't think that teaching creationism should be banned, but I really don't think it's advisable for schools to teach it. Schools should stick to evolution, as it is a solid scientific theory that has almost universal support in it's field. Creationism has no comparable support.

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