Creationism in Schools

Essay by mill1321College, UndergraduateA-, February 2004

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Darwin first published his ideas on evolution in 1859. It was one of the first works that went against the idea that God created the world according to the Bible. This made people wonder if the bible was right, or if Darwin was right. Since creationism has nothing to do with any subject in school we should not teach it in school. Evolution is based on scientific facts, while creationism is based on believing and having faith in the Bible. Creationism should be taught sometime in life, but there is no place for it in school. There are no facts based on creationism except one little book called the Bible. How can we teach something in school that is based on individual beliefs and one little book that can't even be proven that is real? Creationism should not be taught in school.

According to the Bible the earth is only 6,000 years old.

We have proof that the earth is much older than this. Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago and left fossils for scientists to study. So how did the dinosaurs get there if the world is only 6,000 years old? The devil put them there according to pro-creationists. Not many kids or people would believe that statement whatsoever. People need to realize that the only scientific way the earth is created is by evolution. Creationism is not based on science; it is based on faith and believing. We cannot teach faith and religion in science class because it has nothing to do with science at all. This is just one of many flaws in the creationist's way of thinking.

Evolution is scientifically proven to be true. Not only is it proven but there have been many experiments done to test this theory. Take the peppered moths...