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Author Topic:   Creationism in the Classroom - Research Project
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Message 7 of 16 (531915)
10-20-2009 1:11 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by DaisyRach
10-20-2009 11:22 AM

Re: Survey Questions
1. Define what you think is meant by creationism.
Any non-scientific account of the creation of life, the universe and/or everything, usually by supernatural means, but not always.
2. What educational value do you think creationism has to children?
A little in an historical or cultural aspect, very little else.
3. Where do you think creationism should be taught in the curriculum?
Science/RE/both/Not at all.
Only in RE classes where many creations myths and stories are presented in as non-biased a manner as possible...time constraints willing.
4. How should the topic of creationism be approached?
As fact/ as a theory/ as a religious belief/ as a story/ alongside scientic theories/ as an alternative to scientific theories.
It should be presented exactly as it is: a religious belief based on a story. It could be noted that there are those who hold this belief above all others and will deny scientific explanations in favor of their preferred belief, and others who take a more allegorical interpretation to the story when science seems to contradict a literal interpretation. I would deifnitely not present it as a fact or a theory, since there is no evidence to support either contention, and I would not present it on an equal footing with scientific theories becaise this just increases the sense of conflict between science and religion, thus doing more harm to both than good.

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