Evolution In Public Schools

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The Darwinian theory of evolution, that is, all beings grew and transformed from simpler to more complex beings over time, is taught in public schools nationwide. This theory and none other are taught to children in public schools even though other theories are also widely believed and have both similarities and differences in the evolution theory. Why, then if there are other evolutionary theories, is just this singular theory taught instead of them all being taught? If no one theory can be proved without question, why is one theory considered more important to teach the future of our great nation over the other? Public schools should incorporate not only the evolution theory in the curriculum, but also creationism and intelligent design. …show more content…
This theory of evolution is greatly attributed to Charles Darwin. Evolution gives no credit to a higher power, it simply states that humans and all living things evolved from a simpler being. Even though scientists have spent decades doing research and studying evolution, there are still many gaps in the theory. This is where religion or a higher power comes in. It is illogical to believe that earth and all the creatures here just evolved from practically nothing without divine intervention or some other power. Science depends “on empirical evidence and testable explanations”, but when those do not work and there is no logical explanation for things then what (Institute of Medicine 12)? That is when creationism seems much more believable. Schools should teach that when science does not have an answer, it is because there are other forces at work in our …show more content…
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. Adding to the already studied evolution theory will only broaden the students’ horizon and open up their minds to think about the world differently. The world we live in is constantly changing and so should education. Reforming the way evolution is taught would not be any different than how they introduced common core. Every student whether they be Atheist, Christian, Muslim, etcetera should have the opportunity to learn as much about the creation story as possible. Our country

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