Evolution Is Wrong Essay

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Evolution is wrong: Why is it taught it in schools?

Ground Zero Evolution was first thought up by Charles Darwin in 1838. In his theory he states that all life came from one common ancestor and we just kept evolving over time to our present state. When he first came out with this theory it was both amazing and blasphemous. His theory went in a completely new direction and of course received backlash. The majority of this backlash came from religious leaders and groups everywhere. These Creationist say that life didn’t just evolve, but was created by one thing, God. Also where Evolutionists say that life evolved over billions of years, Creationists say that the earth is only 10,000 years old. These two sides obviously clash
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What this means is the affairs of the church and the affairs of the government should not be intertwined because this could create bias on certain decisions. So this raises the question “Does teaching creationism infringe on the first amendment?” (Teaching Evolution) The answer is yes. Sadly teaching creationism does infringe on the first amendment but there is a loop hole. Now a days Creationism is being called “intelligent design.” What this basically means is that the universe was created by a higher power, but does not make any specific reference to any god. By teaching “intelligent design” you could still give kids both sides of the argument without breaking the first amendment. Here is another angle many people don’t look at. Does limiting creationism limit free speech? (Bill Nye Warns) In a sense it does limit free speech. Teacher are not allowed to talk about their personal beliefs in the classroom, so if you add on the fact that they can’t talk about creationism they really can’t speak their mind. So if confronted with a question about creationism a teacher would not be allowed to speak about the subject as well as their personal thoughts. And this would also translate for the student because if the teacher can’t talk about it then who should the student ask? In a survey of science teachers most said that they do practice creation rather than evolution in their homes. …show more content…
“A lot of noise was made recently about China catching up to the U.S. in scientific output. That will continue if we have an anti-scientific reputation. We will drive away scientists and science investments. We need these scientists to keep us at the forefront of scientific discovery.” (Zack Kopplin, Creationism Crusade)
“Creationism is not science and teaching it in science classes puts America’s kids at a disadvantage with kids around the world.” (Zack Kopplin, Creationism Crusade). After reading this it sounds as though people are more concerned about being number one in science than about respecting what others believe in. They fear that if we aren’t number one in science then we will start to fall behind other countries and then our society will crumble. That is not going to happen. If we exercise our free thought and explore other areas that are out of the normal then wouldn’t we end up being more educated than other nations?

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