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Should Creationism be taught alongside Evolution in science class?

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User Info: Moorish_Idol

Moorish_Idol
4 years ago#11
I'm surprised so many people voted to have it removed entirely. Religion is still a huge part of societies all over the world; there's no reason we shouldn't provide an elective religious studies course for interested students, and the various creation stories of the world's religions would obviously be expected there.

User Info: Iamvegito

Iamvegito
4 years ago#12
From: Moorish_Idol | #011
I'm surprised so many people voted to have it removed entirely. Religion is still a huge part of societies all over the world; there's no reason we shouldn't provide an elective religious studies course for interested students, and the various creation stories of the world's religions would obviously be expected there.

Public schools aren't for indoctrination. I suppose if you want to be a bad parent and send your kids off to a private school to be indoctrinated, you can, but...
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User Info: hamsandwich3141

hamsandwich3141
4 years ago#13
Iamvegito posted...
From: Moorish_Idol | #011
I'm surprised so many people voted to have it removed entirely. Religion is still a huge part of societies all over the world; there's no reason we shouldn't provide an elective religious studies course for interested students, and the various creation stories of the world's religions would obviously be expected there.

Public schools aren't for indoctrination. I suppose if you want to be a bad parent and send your kids off to a private school to be indoctrinated, you can, but...


Electives are hardly indoctrination.
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User Info: gamesrgreat

gamesrgreat
4 years ago#14
Religion is an important part of history. If the kids are still learning World History and U.S. History then they will learn about some religion and they can learn about Creationism, especially if the school teaches about the Scopes Trial
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User Info: Moorish_Idol

Moorish_Idol
4 years ago#15
Iamvegito posted...
From: Moorish_Idol | #011
I'm surprised so many people voted to have it removed entirely. Religion is still a huge part of societies all over the world; there's no reason we shouldn't provide an elective religious studies course for interested students, and the various creation stories of the world's religions would obviously be expected there.

Public schools aren't for indoctrination. I suppose if you want to be a bad parent and send your kids off to a private school to be indoctrinated, you can, but...


Teaching the history of religion isn't indoctrination, nor are elective courses.

User Info: hunter_gohan

hunter_gohan
4 years ago#16
Iamvegito posted...
Public schools aren't for indoctrination. I suppose if you want to be a bad parent and send your kids off to a private school to be indoctrinated, you can, but...


I think you're misunderstanding the answer(or maybe I am?). "Religious Studies" isn't like a pastor coming in and saying "6000 years ago YHWH made everything fully formed and this is what actually happened." It's studying religions. Alongside Creationism you'd learn how in Asatru they said Odin and his brothers slew the giant Ymir and formed the Earth from his body. That would just be one religious creation story you're taught about as merely something that X religion believes/believed in. Not that it is in anyway the truth or what actually happened.
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User Info: Eastsideslinger

Eastsideslinger
4 years ago#17
As long as every other religion gets its fair shake I'm fine with a seperate religious studies that goes over it but, as was already expressed, it has absolutely no place in a science class.
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User Info: Iamvegito

Iamvegito
4 years ago#18
From: hunter_gohan | #016
Iamvegito posted...
Public schools aren't for indoctrination. I suppose if you want to be a bad parent and send your kids off to a private school to be indoctrinated, you can, but...


I think you're misunderstanding the answer(or maybe I am?). "Religious Studies" isn't like a pastor coming in and saying "6000 years ago YHWH made everything fully formed and this is what actually happened." It's studying religions. Alongside Creationism you'd learn how in Asatru they said Odin and his brothers slew the giant Ymir and formed the Earth from his body. That would just be one religious creation story you're taught about as merely something that X religion believes/believed in. Not that it is in anyway the truth or what actually happened.

Well that's fine I suppose. Never seen religion taught in a high school or below, though.
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User Info: UnfairRepresent

UnfairRepresent
4 years ago#19
Funny that this board is more anti-Creationism than CE
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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User Info: SSj4Wingzero

SSj4Wingzero
4 years ago#20
It shouldn't be taught in science class.

If it were left out of a unit on religions (i.e. my world history class in high school discussed the five major religions, their basic beliefs, and where they originated), then that'd be wrong. Unlawful, probably, even.
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