Creation Vs. Evolutionary Analysis

Good Essays
Darwin wrote his evolutionary theory, which is widely accepted among academics in varying degrees, over a century ago, however it is still not taught in many public schools in America. In my own experience with creation versus evolution, I was taught neither. I took Biology in my freshman year of high school, and I was taught nothing about human origins. I was somewhat okay with this because I knew that I went to a private school where many of the students and teachers had strongly religious views and that specifically did not really deter from my understanding of human biology, but then a couple months into class we started talking about genetics. Genes were explained in a strictly phenotypic way. At one point, to explain how genetic variation …show more content…
One of the first things that often comes to mind when thinking about teaching evolutionary science is the dichotomy between evolutionary science and creationist science. This cleavage is founded on a basic misgiving that evolution eliminates God, however very few evolutionary theories have theories of origin as …show more content…
Evolutionary principles have become the foundation for modern biology, have greatly advanced research in several other sciences, and has even been used justify positive and negative actions with broad societal implications. However, it has also greatly impacted education policy. Despite many schools failing to educate their students in evolutionary science, there have been major strides in it since the beginning. The dichotomy between evolutionary science and creationist science is starting to give way to the necessity of understanding evolution to be a cognizant part of scientific culture.
Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection have transformed society and will not be able to continue to do this at the same rate if future generations of biologists are not introduced to his theories until college. By not teaching high school students about evolutionary science, the United States is in effect holding back some of its brightest minds and not allowing them to understand the fundamentals of what they want to study before they begin college.
Even if a student does not want to pursue a career in biology or any of the sciences, having a basic understanding of what makes a human human and not its evolutionary ancestors helps create a sense of global one-ness. In a world teeming with globalization, it can not hurt for people to remember

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Students would be presented arguments in favor of intelligent design in the universe, but in scientific rather than religious language. (Phy-Olsen 16) With this view on evolution it is less likely to offend many people yet still gives other possibilities to the creation story. Intelligent design states that the different processes involved in living organisms are so complex and rely greatly on simultaneous actions, therefore the likelihood of those happening solely on their own is impossible (Institute of Medicine 40). “Because nobody was present at Creation, its events are impossible to verify […]” (Phy-Olsen 62). We may never truly know how we were created or why we evolved into the beings that we are today, but the kids of this world should be introduced to all possibilities of the evolution story.…

    • 834 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    One of the most debated issues in not only the scientific community, but also the government as well, is the issue of creationism versus evolution. Creationism is the belief that the origin of life was caused by a supernatural being, specifically God (“Creationism”, 2015). Surprisingly, the creationist movement only recently emerged in response to the newly formed theory of evolution. Creationism officially came into being in the early 1900 's to oppose the new teachings about the origin of life (“Creationism”, 2015). Charles Darwin was the first to introduce this new theory that caused a major uproar in the scientific field of life 's origin.…

    • 1195 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    He perceives them as ignorant because people do not have the mind capabilities to see the change of natural selection. Natural selection happens very slowly that we cannot see it. The change is complete after we look back again, thus naturalist believing in organism being its own species. Darwin says he will not convince naturalists who are stubborn of their facts because it is futile to attempt. Darwin hopes the new generation of naturalists will allow both Darwin’s theory and other naturalist’s observations into their…

    • 791 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    These assumptions were against religious principles and learning Darwin’s theory would require a long acceptance process from the public. On the other hand, what truly shocked the scientific community was the whole process of evolution entailed by “Darwinism”. They did agree with Darwin’s assumption that species evolved, but they refused to attribute the whole evolutionary process to natural and sexual selection alone. They might have thought there were still some weak points in his theory that made it incomplete, and that natural selection as it was, would not account for the animal diversity discovered in fossils…

    • 1052 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Both creationists and evolutionists must use historical science when theorizing on our origins. However, evolution is taught today as observational science; an observable proven fact. Ken Ham, a christian scientist and creationist, explains this problem, and the limitations of historical science, in his book The Lie, “Most people have the wrong idea about what the creation/evolution/age of the earth questions involve. Instead of perceiving the real issue, they have been deceived into believing that evolution/millions of years is science and that the Bible’s account of origins is religion. But this is not so...There is a big difference between knowledge gained by observation(ie the knowledge that helps to build our technology) and…

    • 714 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Darwin’s theory, though, is still sought after by many in the evolutionary field today. To fully understand the differences in Neo-Darwinism, this is modern evolutionary theory, and Darwinism we must delve into what Darwin believed. DARWIN’S THEORY Darwin’s theory relies heavily on the belief that natural selection or survival of the fittest is the source of evolution. seeing that variations useful to man have undoubtedly occurred, that other variations useful in some way to each being in the great and complex battle of life, should occur in the course of many successive generations? If such do occur, can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and procreating their kind?…

    • 1190 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Evolution was created by Darwin, and instead of humans being a divine creation by God; we are supposedly evolved mammals. This impacts scientist tremendously and unless they believe in evolution and their science reflects that they will be unlikely to be associated with major universities. I disagree with evolution and all that it stands for. I have studied evolution and creationism, and the evidence for creationism is exponentially greater than evolution. This is not brought up by the author, but he does not back up creationist with facts.…

    • 468 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    There were some points that I do disagree with but it was refreshing to see that there is a group of people who accepts both the notions of religious views as well as those of scientific knowledge. In traditional Christian belief, members strictly preach that God and God alone created the world in seven days. Science has proven that this was almost impossible due to process of evolution. Charles Darwin, a prominent researcher, introduced the theory that living beings are products of mutations. This process of evolution allows for species to adapt to the environment.…

    • 988 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Rather, there are only conflicts between science and natural claims without evidence. To clarify, the introduction of evolutionary biology does not challenge religion itself. An elaborate theory of evolution does not challenge faith attitudes, belief in supernatural creation, nor belief in ultimate purpose. However, it absolutely does challenge several interpretations held in religious communities. The vital keyword of this statement is “interpretation.” There is no objective method to interpret any particular religious text, so it’s illogical to say any single interpretation is the correct one.…

    • 1345 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Additionally his third argument outshines the beliefs of creationist over the evolutionist because it questions that if God created human species long time ago, then why God added more modern features in a chronological sequence such as reducing face, teeth, and etc. to humans. I felt the argument was needed to question the creationist that, “Did he create to mimic evolution and test our faith thereby?” (Gould, 256). In his last argument, he not only proves the evidence of evolution in an efficient way, by pointing out fossil records and evolved features, but also by questioning the logic to why God would add more revolutionary features to organisms over the…

    • 1002 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics