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Creationism ... and some other stuff, too
Posted 5/23/07
Should Creationism be taught in the public schools?

Personally I think not, first of all no matter what you say It is not science it is religion and religion should not be taught in public schools.
And if you are wondering what they teach here is a little taste. They believe that the grand canyon was caused by a massive flood that cut through lime stone and many more layers of rock in only a few days, so what was this massive flood the made the grand canyon in a few days? The same flood in the childhood favorite "Noah's Ark"

So what's your opinion?
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Posted 5/23/07
hmm. i think it's interesting. but it's really up to the student in what they want to believe.

the grand canyon? really? my teacher told me it was made from a river that tried out...
Posted 5/23/07
A river did create the grand canyon in reality and it created it over millions of years. Not by a giant flood over the course of 40 days.

And yes I think the kids should decide but they should not call it a science
Posted 5/23/07
Personally I feel creationism has about as much credibility as a leprechaun. But as it is a 'possible'(using the world possible very very lightly here) theory, it should be discussed in class. Even if it is just so that students are aware that there are other theories. In my bio class we had to know 3 different theories for the origin of life although most emphasis was placed on the theory of evolution. I think that its good to give options. The theory of evolution is still just a theory, and shouldnt be presented as absolute fact either. Suggesting alternative theories just helps to point that out.
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Posted 5/23/07
^ The problem is that creationism is not a theory, only an argument.
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Posted 5/23/07
No not in public school. Do what you want in a private schools but do not preach about religion and their sense of the truth to everyone.
Posted 5/23/07
I agree with Mauz
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Posted 5/23/07
i actually watched on PBS that the water from the grand canyon came from the glacial north. yadiyadi yahyah the glaciers melted and bam.

but creationism is not a solid theory. so it shouldnt be taught in schools. now if for some reason this turns into a valid theory, then i wouldnt mind it being taught side by side with evolution as to compare and contrast. but thats highly unlikely seeing as for it to be accepted, it has to drop the whole being religions thing..and lets face it, thatll never happen.
Posted 5/23/07
Its impossible to differentiate between religion and creationism and without that seperation it relies to heavily on the religion aspect to explain things....that i have a very large problem because of the lack of evidence to back it up with. So i dont feel it should be taught in any public school.


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Posted 5/23/07
i saw such a great doku on that subject,there where those people who searched for human footprints near an dinosaur footprint,to proof,that they lived along(pretty funny)
and there was this guy singing that song,that eversince pops to my head if i hear the word creationism,it goes like this:"you dont make a monkey out of me...no...no,.you dont make a monkey out of me! cracks me up!
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Posted 5/23/07
creationism
hmmmm..... should it be taught in public school?
well for me as long it can be learn is ok.... may be can be put on school debate or something just to trigger brain of the student would be perfectly fine ..... beside school just program/teaches us how to think are and its up to us from there ..... am i making any sense... oh well.... bye...
Posted 5/23/07
the way i learnt about creationism was in science when our teacher split the class in half and made us debate evolution vs creationism, im anti-creationism but had to argue for it and believe me it was fun and opened my eyes to why some people believe it (and of course the rather funny "reasons") ....i think it should be taught in both science and religion classes but not in the same way as other subjects. It should be taught as a viewpoint not factual....everyone has the right to choose their standpoint on the topic.
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Posted 5/23/07
oh and dont forget to let them teach the great spaghetti monster and pink unicorn theory!
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Posted 5/23/07
^ all hail to the brothers of the Pastafarians! Pirates = ultimate divine beings.
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Posted 5/23/07
I think it should be taught so that people who don't believe in creationism will have an understanding of something that some people do believe in.
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