Should creationism be taught in a science classroom?
What are your thoughts? I'm leaning towards it being discussed as a "theory" in school curriculum. Honestly, I'm not really sure how it's mentioned or taught currently in our schools. Does anyone know?
There are many interpretations of the Bible, and likely all of them are wrong (including mine). Creationism is ignoring reality (science) and is thus a delusion.
Genesis really says humanity is 10,436,141 years old. And the six "days?" They happened in zero time. Like the classes in object oriented programming, they were the timeless templates (blueprints) of creation. God's "day of rest" gave them their perfection -- their time dimension.
Creationism might be taught in mythology 101.
If schools want to teach a subject called Religion with no biases towards different religions and cultures, I have no problem with it. When I was in Catholic school, we actually did have a class on religion and that is exactly how it was. We learned about Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc... Considering it was a Catholic School I find it pretty interesting that they did teach us about other religions in such a non-biased way. Anyhow, that should be the way it's done since there is no scientific proof to back up any religious teachings.
I don't think it should be taught. However, what can I say about the curriculum at private schools where all of their lessons are imbued with religion? In a private school, if they insist on teaching creationism, they should be required to teach evolution alongside it. It would be unfortunate for children to come away from school without knowing the scientifically accepted theories for things. They can choose whether or not to reject them.
No, I don't think this is appropriate. Science is science and faith is faith. There is not scientific proof for creationsim. That doesn't mean it can't be true, but it does mean that it can't be proved scientifically!
NO! Creationism is not science. If you want to teach it at Bible camp then have at it. My kids will not be in attendence. I can't believe that people would want to force this nonsense on children and assume that everyone else believes it as they do. Most Christians can't even agree on an interpretation of the Bible. And they expect me to agree with them spitting pseduo-science to kids. As for the "multitudes of events chronicled in the Bible that have been scientifically proven," I would like examples.
Most schools won't even teach evolution, which is a workable scientific theory. Why in the hell would they teach Creationism? Let's teach Scientology 101 while we're at it and the kids can learn how to fight off Thetan spirits. Or perhaps we should instruct them in how to properly arrange a human sacrifice so that the sun will continue to shine. Also, this "Earth is round" thing is ridiculous. Let's go back to the flat model, which was quite popular when the Bible was written. So long as people like Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku exist, I have no reason to ever listen to a sermon.
very well put into a simple explaination lone77star loved your theory sounds just about right but like you said "and likely all of them are wrong!"
No. Simply because even science cannot study that which cannot be studied.
Even if we were all creationists, creationism could not be taught in science lessons because there is nothing to observe and therefore nothing to discuss or calculate.
I feel like creationism couldn't be the only "theory" taught alongside scientific theories of creation. Other theories from other philosophies and religions would need to be taught as well. And that's a whole lot of stuff to cover. For simplicity, I'd say no, it shouldn't.
Intelligent design perhaps. Creationist tend to dictate what God did or did not do. I find that rather annoying considering the same people say God is all powerful etc. I think they are more interesting at telling God what he can and can't do. LOL.
No. Creationism is pure BS and can be proven as such in endless ways. There is no scientific reasoning behind it what-so-ever.
I have no problem with a class that teaches what religion is; but from a sociological standpoint and not presented as somehow a truth, and with no tilt toward any particular religion. It would also have to include all of the atheistic religions and atheism and agnosticism as well as Satanism and Humanism. If they aren't going to teach about all religions they all have to be left out
Schools aren't the place for teaching fantasies or faiths those belong in the homes and churches on their own time.
When I was in high school, in the early 70s, we had a class that was supposed to teach about religions. But the teacher was a Christian and he couldn't keep himself from trying to teach about the Bible. He was trying to be a preacher rather than a teacher, and I had to constantly call him on what he was trying to teach as "factual proven" information.
This is the biggest hurtle to teaching anything about religions. Teachers tend to take this as a green light to teach whatever they believe as being more true or somehow more proven, at the very least to show one religion in a better light than the others.
The fact is that no matter what one believes there are more people who believe something completely different than there are who agree with your viewpoint.
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