This post has the capacity to be controversial, so I will try to depart from my normal ranting’s and talk about it in a concise manner.
There is currently a bill on our governor’s desk that discusses the rules for how science should be taught in k-12 public schools.
I have not personally read the bill in its entirety, but the general point is that educators would be allowed to discuss alternatives to say…Evolution in science classes. As of right now, the general consensus of the scientific community is what is taught in schools. However, in any science, errors do occur. There are many scientists who will admit that Evolution has a few weaknesses. Creationists view these errors as good reason to begin teaching different ideologies about the beginning of the universe.
But let me ask a question, does an idea based on (these are just imaginary numbers) say 90% fact become obsolete because 10% is theory?
Secondly, Let’s say that Evolution is 100% wrong, does that make Creationism 100% right?
Because if Evolution being wrong makes Creationism right, then doesn’t evolution being wrong make the Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Wiccan, Voodoo, Satanist, Scientologist, Native American, Neopagan, and Confucian views on the creation of the universe correct? What about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster?
What’s our logic here?
Do you want teachers to have the freedom to tell your kids that a giant plate of spaghetti rules the universe?
Do you want teachers to have the freedom to tell your kids that there was a giant egg floating somewhere out in space that suddenly hatched and all life flowed from it’s juices?
Do you want teachers to have the freedom to tell your kids that the mother goddess had sex with the sun and suddenly the earth appeared?
The possibilities are endless.
All that would be required is that if an idea gained enough popularity to challenge the norm, then it could be given consideration in the classroom.
If I had children, I would not want a teacher to have the option to discuss issues outside the curriculum. At least with a curriculum, if I disagree, I will have the ability to challenge the things I disagree with.
I believe that Evolution/Creationism should be batting on the same side on this issue.
I thought I might go on to explain my beliefs on creationism vs. evolution, but I think what I’ve written is enough.
The point is that in the Christian’s crusade against Evolution, they need to think about the path that they are carving for every asenine belief that exists in the world.
This is not an argument about which is right or wrong, it’s an argument about where do we draw the line.