Should Biblical Creation be taught along with Biology in schools?

Posted by: Charliecdubs

Science says no but the Bible says yes. What do you think?

  • Yes, teach the controversy!

  • No, science only!

35% 18 votes
65% 34 votes
  • Most Americans believe in God. We should teach what they believe otherwise we are not respecting the American ideal of democracy.

  • It should not be taught in Biology class. A separate class that teaches a variety of popular religious views should be made.

    Posted by: Owlz
  • nearly all of the people right of this comment 100% wrong in implying that "evolution" is fact. It is still a very heavily debated subject and still remains a theory. Really, it is about just as divided as religions are

  • Yes it should be taught in religion and history classes.

    Posted by: Xanxus
  • It's not fair to religious people to do otherwise.

  • I think Creationism (whether you believe it's true or not) is good to learn about.

  • Like others said, it should be taught in religious history or social studies classes. It is not biology.

  • I voted Yes, but let me just say this. I think the Bible should be taught in Bible classes, and Biology should be taught in Biology classes. I personally feel that origins should not be taught in jr. high or high school classes. Leave that to college, but if you are going to teach evolution, and plate tectonics, then you should teach other theories too. I feel that our biology classes are very one sided in a realm that has many possibilities. Teach all of the scientific theories if you are going to teach any. Teach plate tectonics and hydro plate theory and whatever other theories there may be that attempt to explain the continental drift. I would prefer that we leave theories out of the classroom until they are old enough to discern for themselves whether or not any god exists. Just teach facts, and then move into the different ways to interpret those facts. See what they might come up with when they have no pre-existing notions of how things are supposed to be. It might move science much further.

  • Not science. Teach in history.

  • Intelligent design is pure garbage...

    Posted by: Fanath
  • There is no controversy. It it clear that a god does not exist.

  • Biology is SCIENCE, the Bible is RELIGION. Teach science in science classes. Teach BS is theology classes.

    Posted by: SNP1
  • Not as a mandatory class and probably not at all because teaching Biblical Creationism (which I'm referring to Catholicism), then other religions, such as Judaism, Mormonism, ect. It'd be unfair to teach one religion (even as an optional class) because then other parents & children would want their or a specific religion to be taught and you simply cannot have two dozen different religion classes. I don't know about public schools but my school has a religion class where you briefly learn about the major religions and that's okay but not a Bible class.

  • No biblical creation should be left for home or church.

  • Teaching creationism in class would be like teaching that the Earth is flat...

  • Sorry but we cannot taint our education with the antithesis of education.

  • School is a place to learn science and facts. Not to teach things that contradict science and facts.

  • Labarum's argument of "evolution is just a theory" is very flawed. Gravity is a theory as well, does that mean that we don't know that gravity is real? No. The definition of a theory is something that has been observed in nature many, many times but can not be created by humans with the current technology we have access to.

  • evolution is taught with out pressuring you to believe in it creationism can't be taught with out being pressuring and besides we're supposed to have religious tolerance how would the atheists feel

    Posted by: salum9
  • There is no controversy. There is no debate. Religion is not science. Christ, it's 2014.

    Posted by: JHB218
  • Schools should teach only what they know to be fact. Just because "The Bible says so" is not valid evidence when compared to the tests and experiments that went into achieving scientific knowledge.

  • HECK NO! Are you insane? It has no scientifically backed research! Why fill young minds with garbage and bs?

    Posted by: cdc210
  • You'll confused those innocent minds :(

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Fanath says2014-04-12T08:37:27.4256876-05:00
@Instalgentoo: Belief in god/=/ Believing in the bible, nor does it mean you deny evolution.
Charliecdubs says2014-04-12T09:11:36.3928389-05:00
Also there is no evidence for creation as it is in the Bible. So why would we teach something that isn't true. Evolution definitely happened and there is countless pieces of mutually supporting evidence, so it's true...
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T09:13:41.3979069-05:00
There is evidence, and as already proven on this site, plausible arguments can be made. It is hypocritical, which is why religion and biology are optional courses. Sorry, but cancelling one due to preference is shallow.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T09:14:10.5342100-05:00
I've never lost a religious debate on this site. Test me if you want?
Fanath says2014-04-12T09:15:01.2969354-05:00
Intelligent design arguments like the Kalam whatever fail.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T09:15:38.8971069-05:00
Preference, open to debate
Fanath says2014-04-12T09:16:38.3139573-05:00
And like dmussi said, it shoud be taught in social studies rather than science.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T09:17:12.0413735-05:00
It should be taught in elective religion class, where it belongs.
Charliecdubs says2014-04-12T09:18:50.8368068-05:00
Well I mean it is up to science not preference so debating you would be pointless because you think it isn't all evidence based, scientist agree evolution is a fact so..... There isn't anything left to say. Watch Bill Nye vs Ken Ham.
Ladyn says2014-04-12T09:20:13.4866577-05:00
If you mean teaching what is in today's bible about how God created the universe, and teach children the verses of the bible, then I would not vote for either one because I am a Muslim, and I want my kids to learn about God's creation as it is in the Quran.
Installgentoo says2014-04-12T09:22:03.5120471-05:00
@Fanath: the "Kalam whatever argument" (Kalam Cosmological Argument) isn't an argument for intelligent design, it's merely an argument for the existence of God.
Installgentoo says2014-04-12T09:23:15.0713006-05:00
Also evolution by natural selection has never been shown to occur. Why should it be taught in a science class, again?
dmussi12 says2014-04-12T09:25:12.7526018-05:00
@Jifpop Biology is optional in your schools? It's mandatory in most places. Do you have a general science class, or anything that touches on evolution?
dmussi12 says2014-04-12T09:26:19.8076848-05:00
Evolution by natural selection happens all the time. Diseases are the best example, but there are others.
Fanath says2014-04-12T09:34:38.0280785-05:00
Elective religion class sounds about right.
Fanath says2014-04-12T09:36:59.5635493-05:00
@ Install: Right, but it uses intelligent design to support why god is real, commonly. It's asserting that there has to be a cause, then assumes the only cause could have been god. To do this, they would have to show why the other causes would fail, usually with intelligent design. Plus, to teach creation you're still asserting that god is real in that class.
Fanath says2014-04-12T09:38:03.6943271-05:00
Oh and I knew the name, I just didn't feel like putting the whole thing down.
qsysmine says2014-04-12T10:00:12.3603139-05:00
@dmussi12 There are mountains of evidence for Natural Selection and Darwinian Evolution. It has been supported over and over again. Oh, and just in case you introduce irreducible complexity, it has been shown that 5% of an eye is still an eye capable of seeing.
qsysmine says2014-04-12T10:01:00.5523822-05:00
Sorry, I meant @Installgentoo
Fanath says2014-04-12T10:03:50.2937109-05:00
Lol, I was wondering.
howardzinn says2014-04-12T10:05:24.3155136-05:00
Yes, Religion should be taught in a religion class. But I don't know if they have religion classes in public schools, do they? I know most colleges have them. But it would seem more effective and appropriate in the proper venue.
dmussi12 says2014-04-12T19:28:02.8248659-05:00
Usually they touch on the major points of every religion in a high school's World History class. Like I remember for mine, we actually had to read creation stories from a bunch of different cultures, and I remember thinking about how Genesis had drawn a lot from other religions.

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