Creationism vs. Evolutionism in Public Schools Essays
Creationism and Evolutionism by definition are very different topics. Currently, evolutionary naturalism is the most widely taught view of origins in America. In schools in the modern day, only evolutionism is taught and condoned. But before the 1920s, only creationism was taught, and evolution was forbidden. Then, on February 20, 2008, the Florida State Board of Education voted to revise the public school guidelines to require teachers to teach only Evolutionism. The law was passed with a very narrow 4-to-3 vote in favor of the law. Our resolution (affirmative side) is to teach both the theories of evolution and creationism side by side. This would …show more content…
• 90% of the American public desired either Creationism AND Evolution to be taught or just Creationism
• 90% of Americans consider themselves creationists of some form
• 15% of high school teachers teach Evolution AND Creationism
• 20% of high school science teachers and about 10,000 scientists (including more than 4,000 life scientists) reject evolutionary theories
If the majority of the public desires both theories to be comparatively taught, then why is the school board voting against popular opinion?
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