Creationism should not be taught in schools because there are no facts backing it

January 21, 2015, 9:36 pm

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The debate "Creationism should not be taught in schools because there are no facts backing it" was started by mdavis1309 on January 21, 2015, 9:36 pm. 17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

JonL posted 2 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Wantonjon posted 1 argument, Intellect posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

mdavis1309, JonL, PsychDave, strawberryfieldsforever, Seraph, Sosocratese, sickboyblonde and 10 visitors agree.
cocky_queen, Wantonjon, Gurkavitch, Kirito, Intellect, wmd, true_debate_life, DavidStuff777, Alex11113, Delta_Force01 and 5 visitors disagree.

@Intellect: Similarly to what PsychDave says, most other fields of study are demonstrable, especially in science. For example we wouldn't teach children that "another possible explanation" for what we call gravity is that god is in fact holding us to earth to prevent us from hurdling to outer space. Or are we brainwashing kids about gravitational forces too?

5 years, 4 months ago

@intellect The problem is that evolution is agreed upon by the scientific community. If we teach both because some people believe, without evidence, something different, where do we draw the line? Other religions have their own creation stories, so to be fair we should teach all of them. Some people believe that man has never walked on the moon, so we should teach that too. Some people actually believe that the moon doesn't exist (they think it is a hologram), so in the interest of equality we should present that option too. We need to teach what is true as best we can, and work towards learning more. To teach something as science or history that has no evidence is irresponsible and damaging to the children. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but people shouldn't be able to teach their opinions as fact without evidence.

5 years, 4 months ago

I don't think I was taught creationism in school. There should always be a choice though. Teach both and let the kids choose. It prevents "brainwashing"

5 years, 4 months ago

@Wantonjon: by your logic we should then teach that unicorns, leprechauns, and fairies exist.

Though derivations of language and maths are essentially arbitrary, the proof of practicality and their ability to hold up to efforts of disproving their foundations is demonstrable. Creationism serves no purpose in modern schools (though private institutions as well as in religious education institutions do hold the right to continue the incredibly flawed hypothesis, usually referred to as "intelligent design".)

5 years, 4 months ago

then we shouldn't teach any religion, or government class, as they're mainly opinionated. history is just a lie men agree upon, so let's take that out too. English is just speaking, no evidence, just submission to speak a certain way. so no more English.

5 years, 4 months ago
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