Should schools teach creationism alongside evolution?

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  1. doodlebugs profile image93
    doodlebugsposted 10 years ago

    Should schools teach creationism alongside evolution?

    Can creationism be taught in science class alongside the theory of evolution?

  2. cooldad profile image60
    cooldadposted 10 years ago

    I think evolution should be taught as the more plausible explanation for life.  Creationism should also be explained, but explained more as a mystical theory similar to Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny.  Creationism should be more of a "humanities" class. 

    Science is an instrumental aspect of education, so schools should teach what is more scientifically viable.  While people will continue to argue the case for creationism, evolution is more scientifically viable and should be presented that way.

    It's time society wakes up and realizes this.  After all, it did take a while for people to realize that the earth is not flat, but we realize this now.

    Good question.

  3. Utkarsh raj profile image61
    Utkarsh rajposted 10 years ago

    You can't teach children the theory of creationism as that will lock their mind towards scientific approach and will nullify our chances for getting future scientific explanation to evolution if it really happened.? But we now are not in state to say it was just creation it might have science which is at present seeming beyond us. Just like creation of stars to ancient people seemed  beyond science but now we understand it well......... But giving them bed time stories about creationism theory is no harm.......

  4. profile image0
    scottcgruberposted 10 years ago

    Nope. Science classes need to teach science, not religion. Creationism belongs in philosophy or comparative religions, perhaps, but not science.

  5. TFScientist profile image78
    TFScientistposted 10 years ago


    Creationism and 'Intelligent Design' only belong in Religious Education classes. They are not based on any scientific fact and work against the scientific method: namely, we look at evidence and find a conclusion that fits it; IDers look at their conclusion and then search for evidence to support it.

    Religion has no place in a science classroom, just as science has no place in an RE classroom


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