Rhetorical Précis: Argumentarive and Persuasive Essay
Ph.D. John D. Morris in his essay, “Should the Public Schools Teach Creation”, argues that creation should be taught in public
schools alongside with evolution.
He supports his claim by stating that evolution is just as religious and un-scientific as creation. Then he states that some people
claim that creationism cannot be taught in public schools because a government cannot encourage any religious doctrine over another. He
then continues with a statistic from a recent survey in the United States that proves that eighty-five percent of parents in the United States want creationism taught with evolution. Morris finally ends his article by stating that the teaching of just evolution in public schools is “unscientific, unconstitutional, religious, dishonest, unpopular, and undesirable.”
Morris’s purpose is to convince people that creationism should also be taught in public schools and that the government is trying to brain wash the students with only the modern idea of evolution.
He creates a persuasive tone for parents to understand and be convinced that they need to act in their kids schools because what they are teaching them in school can be erroneous.