Why Creationism Should be Taught in Schools
The theory of creationism has been banned from public schools for a long time now. Since the Scopes Trial, evolution has been taught in schools thus pushing creationism aside, until its teaching was completely prohibited in schools. Since 1925 public schools have become bias and unfair (Linder, Douglas). They have brain washed students with modern theories like the one of evolution not giving them the opportunity to decide which theory they believe. This would not be happening if creationism and evolution were to be taught hand in hand rather than attempting to decide what our children should believe. Public schools should permit and encourage that children be independent and choose what they want to accept as true.
Evolution is not really what it is said to be, it is not scientific. The word science itself promotes observation and verification. Evolution cannot be proven and it cannot be observed. The theory of the big bang cannot be proved. The idea of an incredible and miraculous explosion is not scientific at all. We have not seen it; we have not proved it, and most likely never will. None of the ideas that make up evolution can be proven. Evolution promotes that species can evolve from a completely different one (Theissen, Kerwin). When have we seen whales evolve from dogs? Only dogs create different species of dogs when they cross with each other. For example, there are Chihuahuas and there are Winner Dogs and when they cross they make Chi-Winnies which are also dogs. What has been proven is the fact that bacteria cannot become anything other than bacteria. Evolution says that everything on earth came from a fantastic, bacterium of life. But where is that proof? The beginner of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin came up with a method to record gradual changes in fossil records but that method was recently proved to be wrong and inconsistent. There have also been found errors in carbon dating which are said to supposedly demonstrate the age of the earth. Finally, animals that are said to evolve from certain other animals have been proven to have no DNA or RNA similarities (Linder, Douglas). So, what are we teaching our students?
Creationism is the theory that one intelligent and all-mighty entity created the world and everything in it including animals and humans. Proving creationism is unfortunately just as difficult as proving evolution. We cannot prove that there is a God because he hasn’t been seen by the human eye. Creationism does have a bit more reasonable parts to it. It is much harder to believe that a miraculous explosion created human thought, conscience and inner feeling than that an all mighty God created them.
Both evolution and creationism cannot be proven. Therefore it would be fair if both theories were taught in public schools for both children that do not believe in God and those who do. They can be well educated on both sides of the controversy thus, this can increment their abilities to analyze and be independent to believe whatever they want to believe. It would be much better than brain washing them with one theory and banning the other.
Critics of creationism being taught in school believe that creationism violates the first amendment in the United States’ Constitution that prohibits the government to encourage a religious doctrine. They claim that creationism is a religious doctrine, and it is, but evolution is just as religious as creationism (Theissen, Kerwin). A religion is a belief system and evolution is a belief. It is basically confidence in an idea that cannot be proven, but one believes in it because of faith.
Creationism should certainly be taught in public schools alongside evolution because both theories are religious and un-scientific. In fact, on a recent study in the United States it was proven that eighty-five percent of parents want their kids to learn about both evolution and creationism (Theissen, Kerwin). Those eighty-five percent of parents, that want creationism to be taught hand in hand with evolution need to worry a little more about what their kids are learning in school and they should begin to try to persuade the school to teach creationism. If that doesn’t work they should educate their children on the topic of creationism at home.