Essay on Evolution Of The Public Schools

756 Words Jan 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Evolution in public schools Would you support one side of an argument when the majority of evidence points to the other? Teaching evolution versus Creationism in schools has been argued for decades. I believe that evolution should be taught in public schools. School systems make sure to not include religion in the classes and some argue that they shouldn’t talk about evolution or the big bang theory either. Scott Frederick proves a very good point in The Ledger, “We shouldn’t tip-toe around religion while we marginalize credible scientific evidence. It’s intellectual dishonesty.” Schools are afraid of others with different religions taking offence so they don’t include anything at all, and they’re doing the same with evolution. Science teachers have been refraining from teaching this topic, as it’s not required, because they are afraid of discrediting a child’s faith and having to hear from the parents. In an interview with Associated Press, John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth) states, “I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science just records that we change with evolution and time, and that’s a fact.” (“John Glenn says evolution should be taught in schools” par. 3). John Glenn is a supporter of evolution and a Presbyterian. It shows that there are people on either side of this issue, and some are in the middle. The question people have to ask themselves is, does scientific evidence hold as much weight for…

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