The Importance Of Creationism

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“So God created mankind in his own image… God saw all that he had made, and indeed, it was very good! The twilight and the dawn were the sixth day.” (International Standard Version, Genesis 1.27-31) Aside from the evolutionism theory that all of us learned in school, there exist other theories explaining where life on earth comes from, and one of the most popular is creationism. Evolutionism is a scientific theory based on Darwin’s work, basically saying that everything that exists evolved from most primitive forms, following the laws of natural selection. On the contrary, creationism is a non-scientific theory based on religious beliefs saying that everything that is written in the Genesis must be taken literally and therefore that everything …show more content…
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) explains on its Web site that they base their research on the idea that scientific facts can only corroborate the biblical revelation since God revealed it to humankind and He created the world. This means, as the Quebec Skeptics Society explained, that creationism is not a scientific theory because it does not explain the facts; it only professes that the Word of God is true, and denies the facts that prove it wrong. The creationists’ approach is against the scientific method because they already have the conclusion of the research that is based on what is written in the Genesis, and they are trying to produce results that will validate it. The results of these kind of research are non-objective and therefore unreliable. Furthermore, instead of explaining what happened from the different scientific elements considered true, as for evolution, creationists tend to pinpoint the few things evolutionism cannot already prove, use them to discredit this theory and give themselves more credit. Considering that creationism, unlike evolutionism, is not based on facts but using facts, it should not be taught in science classes as a theory like any …show more content…
According to a report made by the Comité sur les affaires religieuses in 2006, the Quebec government decided in May 2005 that it would remove the moral and religious education from the program, sealing the secularisation of the education system. This decision was made to respect the fundamental rights that are the rights to freedom of conscience and religion. Creationism, as described by the Quebec Skeptics Society, is built on a belief in a higher power that created humankind, as well as everything that lives on earth, and considers Genesis as a factual and historical reference of that creation. Even if it is not specific to Catholicism or any other religion, this theory relies on religious convictions that are not shared by every individual. Teaching creationism, that is based on religious beliefs, would go against those fundamental rights and therefore would be a regression in our schooling

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