Essay Evolution Is The Fundamental Freedom Of Religion

1238 Words Apr 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Molecule-To-Man evolution has been taught as fact in public schools for as long as many can remember but why? There are many theories of how humans came to be, although widely accepted evolution is only another theory. Evolution is “where changes occur in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift” (dictionary.com, Evolution)). Although evolution has some scientific background, it should only be taught in schools as a theory to allow students exploration of their personal beliefs. Because personal beliefs are well respected in Canada, there are laws to protect us on evolution disputes.

Everyone has fundamental freedoms and rights, this includes things such as freedom of religion and expression. When Schools teach evolution as the only way, freedom of religion is being taken away. In the Constitution Act of 1982, Canadian charter of rights and freedoms, states: everyone has the fundamental freedom of “(A) conscience and religion; (B) freedom of thoughts, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (C) freedom of peaceful assembly; (D) and freedom of association” (fundamental freedoms 2). If teachers solely allow one theory into the classroom their student’s religious rights will be damaged. Students have the freedom to take part in their religion but many teachers still do not allow for any discussions regarding other theories. This is a problem.…

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