Essay about Evolutionism and Creationism in Schools Today

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Evolutionism and Creationism in Schools Today

One of the biggest controversies in schools today is the debate between Evolutionism and Creationism and which should be taught in the United State's science classes. Many Christians believe that Creationism should be given equal time in schools, but others feel that teaching Creationism is teaching religion. Those fighting for equal time say that Creationism can be taught without all the religious jargon. Also many argue that Evolutionism is just as much a belief system as Creationism (Creation vs. Evolution: Battle in the Classroom,1982). Should one of these theories get more time in public schools than the other? Children today should be presented with as much information as
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The Controversy ö Evolutionism vs Creationism: Creationists believe that a creator (usually God) is the originator of all life. Christians are familiar with the story in Genesis chapter one: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (The Student Bible, 1986, p.27). Although there is really no evidence for the origin of the Earth, creationists (as well as evolutionists) have their thoughts on what happened. Creationists believe in a young Earth ö one that is six thousands to seven thousand years old (Miller & Gould, 1984). They believe in a flood as stated in Chapter seven of Genesis. "The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days" (The Student Bible, 1986, p.32). This flood definitely implies a creator of some sort since all the water on the planet could not flood the land (Miller & Gould, 1984). The flood also accounts for fossil structures that we find today in the strata of rock. Slow moving animals were drowned first followed by reptiles and humans and then birds. Creationists also argue that gaps in the "evolutionary tree" and the Second Law of Thermodynamics both forbid evolution's occurrence (Miller & Gould, 1984). It is also said that this massive flood created the Grand Canyon and other large landforms. The Paluxy River is also a sight of much controversy. Creationists say that dinosaur footprints were found along side of human

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