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    The never ending debate that isn't a debate...Creationism rears it's ugly head again.



    When will it end?

    In 1987 SCOTUS took up this issue and clearly said that the teaching of creationism was religious in nature and therefore NOT science.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_v._Aguillard

    It is unconstitutional.

    But here we are in 2013 and we still get these types of stories all over the country?

    WHY?

    Should we also teach Alchemy in Chemistry class?

    Should we teach Astrology in Astronomy class?

    Should we teach Geocentric theory in Geology class?

    Should we teach Stork theory in Health class?
    Last edited by JustAlex; 06-18-2013 at 05:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centrehice View Post
    Only in America
    Unfortunately

    And people wonder why other 1st world countries laugh and mock us.
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    but you can teach about religion and many religions have a creation story.

    so I guess I would have to ask how it would be taught?

    if you are teaching the various creation stories, then it is no different than teaching mythology or folklore.
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    If you are teaching it in a classroom labelled "science" it is very different.
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    wickabee, I agree. Though I believe science and creation are compatible, to teach it as a science is not how I would do it.

    so is the idea here that it would be taught as science?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrewsbury View Post
    wickabee, I agree. Though I believe science and creation are compatible, to teach it as a science is not how I would do it.

    so is the idea here that it would be taught as science?
    Not sure. Usually is, though.

    And while I agree they aren't mutually exclusive, creation is not science, at most "not yet".
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    I agree but you can certainly merge the two. Pan-en-theism would be a great example, fits in with physics quite well depending on how you look at it.

    Now if you try to explain Biblical creation or any godly creator with science you will have a huge mess.

    I would think understanding creation stories of various cultures of current times and in antiquity is worthy of your time.
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    Until it's accepted science it simply isn't science. I actually have no problem with this stuff being taught, so long as a church representative does not set foot on school property to teach. I take major issue teaching it as science. Science should only teach what we know, and lead into what all that makes us think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickabee View Post
    Until it's accepted science it simply isn't science. I actually have no problem with this stuff being taught, so long as a church representative does not set foot on school property to teach. I take major issue teaching it as science. Science should only teach what we know, and lead into what all that makes us think.
    Oddly enough when I was in middle school one of the science teachers also was a sunday school teacher at my church.
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