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  • They should both be taught without a bias towards one or the other. My 8th grade biology teacher did a great job at that.
  • They should either teach both or niether.
  • If Creationism is taught, then other faith-based origin stories should be taught as well. Would there be time left for serious learning?
  • Schools are about education, not spiritual indocrination. Creationism has no place in any public school.
  • Not religious! And i have a irght to say this now as i've finished school just over a year ago now. What should be taught is Common sense and more seriously here - how to live your life after school. Basically how to learn to drive a car, how to make toast, how to wash clothes, when to know your going to get ripped off, what is good quality and what isn't. How to get a mortgage everything that we all do in everyday life is what we should be taught to learn on top of maths, english and science. Why? because then there won't be credit crunch's! There won't be loads of people in debt. Everyone will be able to make wise desicions. Too bad it'll never happen!
  • If you all want some answers to that question look up Richard Howard and talk to him about it. He is my Science professor at my college and he is a Strong Believer in Jesus. talk to him and he will answer your questions. but i think if one is taught so should the other one. but since school is to narrow sighted and cant see that they dont have an EQUALITY anymore
  • I believe in creationism. But there are things evolve around us. They are both taught in school but it always contradict each other.
  • How about teaching that which (or "witch" if you prefer) is empirically supported, accepted by legitimate scientists and will actually prepare students for the real world?
  • Evolution.
  • Creationism (or Creationisum, if you prefer) is taught at church. Evolution, then, should be taught at school. What an unfortunate misspelling of "which" for a question such as this.
  • In my high school back in the early 70s, the high school teachers explored many ideas about the beginning of life and how we got here. It was done in the context of science and was handled very well. We even compared them and could see their similarities, differences, and discussed them for weeks. I applaud by HS for dealing with that issue so well, as no one was made to feel foolish or left out and we all learned a lot.
  • Yes, they both should be taught in the proper class and context. Evolution should be taught in science class. Mythology and religion should be taught in Mythology and religion classes. If it is necessary to teach mythology in science classes due to conservative political action then we should also teach about the Flying Spaghetti Monster as well. Here is a link: http://www.venganza.org/
  • I feel that only the truth should be taught in schools. If there is no clear truth, then I would think that the pros and cons each theory should be discussed. Only scientific methods and reasoning should be used as a basis for determining if a theory is valid.
  • Both. Evolution should be taught in science classes. Religion should be taught about in RE classes. It's simple.
  • I lol'd at "Creationisum." Anyway, evolution has earned the right to be taught in schools, creationism has not. The only place where creationism should be allowed to be taught is in a class about religion, and even then I think that it should not be taught in a way that would make students think that it might be true.
  • Evolution should definitely be taught in school, in science class, because there is an ever-increasing body of scientific research that supports this theory. Creationism should be restricted to religious classes, where children should be exposed to / taught about many different religions so that they can make up their own minds - children should not be brainwashed into a specific religion by parents or teachers.
  • Both theories should be presented, along with supporting evidence for either. To exclude any theory (without examining the facts) is NOT science.
  • Science classes should teach the theory evolution. A biology class being taught without including evolution in the curriculum would not be complete -- students would leave school without the knowledge of the theory of evolution. Some say that evolution doesn't exist because it is only a theory. What is a theory? Is it just a notion or a term that someone has dreamed up? A scientific theory attempts to answer or explain observable facts by means of experiments -- empirical science. Empirical science is responsible for the technological achievements that we have in the world today. The requirements for empirical science is that whatever is being studied must be observable, repeatable and testable. An observable fact in evolution is micro evolution -- observing limited variation among individuals of a given species that produces variety -- example -- a house sparrow. Micro evolution has been observed. The other type of evolution is macro evolution -- a hypothetical process of unlimited variation that transforms a living organism into a different kind of organism. -- examples -- a reptile is changed into a bird or an ape is changed into a human. Noone has observed macro evolution. The evolutionists, Theodosius Dobzhansky, says "even when evolutionary changes do occur, they are by nature unique, unrepeatable, and irreversible." Dobzhansky also says that " applicability of the experimental method to the study of such unique historical processes is severely restricted." The well known evolutionist, Paul Ehrlich when speaking about the theory of evolution states that evolution "cannot be refuted by any possible observations" and thus is "outside of empirical science." If a student were studying evolution in a science class, they might choose to do a term paper with some of the thoughts of these evolutionists BUT not limited to these evolutionists -- there are many evolutionists. The term paper might also include some thoughts in creationism or intelligent design -- if this would be allowed. Macro evolution can not be refuted but it can't be observed either. It has to be accepted by faith. Likewise, creation or intelligent design has not been observed, but it too can not be refuted -- but rather accepted by faith. To conclude, I do believe that the theory of evolution should be taught in science classes in school. Students that go on to college as well as those who do not need to know. We live in a society with different views -- people should respect the right to have different views. For example, if the state teaches only evolution, is this a violation of the First Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment -- are students of faith told that they cannot be scientific if they believe in any part of creation or intelligent design? Are they ridiculed if they question? Or, is keeping faith and "religion" out of the science classrooms actually upholding the First and Fourteenth Amendment? I have not decided because I can see both sides of the coin. My concern is the students being able to feel free to speak out.
  • Creationism is not science.
  • I believe that both Creationism and Evolution should be taught objectively, and that there should not be a slant placed on either one of them, dissuading or persuading anyone in any direction. To teach is to explain and inform objectively. Never forget that.
  • I think they should both be taught in schools. However the theory of evolution should be covered in depth and everyone should have a basic understanding of it. Most biology corses have evolution as a theme. A basic overview of theology should definetly be part of a school's ciriculum, private or pubic. I went to a Catholic high-school and we studied six of the major religions for about one quarter of our social studies course. No matter what one's personal opinions or beliefs are it is crucial to understand our worlds most common religions. As for evolution, it is the most important concept to understand in all of science.
  • i belived everything in the world is create by sambody Nathing from nathihg do not exzist
  • Evolution only. Religion should be left out of school. Creationism is not a theory.
  • oh come on now, creationism makes me laugh, how could you possibly want your kids being taught that?!
  • They can teach creationism in church with the other fairy tales. Science should be taught in school. Damn christians. What, they're too damn lazy to teach their own kids?

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