Pros And Cons Of Evolution In Public Schools

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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 …show more content…
Darwinism and natural selection are synonyms for this theory. Charles Darwin was thought to be the father of the evolutionary theory, even though he had help developing his theory. The idea of Evolution has been around since Ancient Greece. According to Roger Patterson, author of Evolution Exposed, natural selection is how a species changes, or evolves, in short periods of time. Natural selection is a theory whereas evolution is an observed fact. The other theory is called Intelligent Design (ID) and those who accept this believe that their is a higher power and that they created the fact of evolution. Although it’s been proven, many teachers and professors still are puzzled with how they should approach this issue. Should teachers teach Creationism or evolution? Should both be taught, and if so should they be taught as scientific theory or as a belief? A website called “Debate.org” holds polls for the public to vote on. One of their polls asks “Do Americans want Evolution taught in public schools?” 83% of those who voted say that evolution should be taught in public schools and want it to be …show more content…
It is taught to older high school students because some say teaching it to younger children will change the way they look at the world. If you take a 8 year old who was raised in a Christian home, and teach him the big bang theory and about evolution, chances are they’re going to be easily swayed. But if you take a 16 year old and teach them about it, they still have their opinions and what they’ve been told about the earth, they will just be gaining knowledge. Teachers leave it up to the kids to decide what they believe and how much of it they believe. That’s why Creationism isn’t taught into schools either, you can’t tell someone what to accept. The First Amendment in the Constitution includes freedom of religion, and we want to keep it that

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