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Message 17 of 135 (319387)
06-08-2006 11:25 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Teets_Creationist
06-08-2006 7:53 PM

I'm going to compare this to disbelief that the holocaust occurred.
1.It doesn't matter wether or not I believe in evolution. I can go along my everyday life, and you're fine with it. When I die, I'm no worse of than you, other than I didn't believe the "truth".
You can also not believe in the holocaust and live a perfectly normal life. This is irrelevant and does not add or subtract to their cause.
2.It is important to promote (teaching or defending could be ways of promoting) evolution, even though it doesn't matter if we believe it or not, because you want the public to be informed of something that really doesn't effect them greatly.
People who don't believe in the holocaust have their right to believe whether it is true or not, and we aren't going to force their beliefs. However, if they get a large group of people together, vying that teaching of the holocaust become banned in schools, or propose their beliefs next to the normal history curriculum, problems arise.
3.It's important to show people how wrong Creationists are, even though if they want to be a Creationist, then you're fine with it.
Accepting someone's beliefs does not restrict you to never questioning their beliefs. You are allowed to debate evolution, and as such, people are equally allowed to debate creationism.
4.If creationists had their way, then much intellegence in the feild of science would be lost, so we have to close them out of it, in order to advance as humans.
Creationists often do not study science and close themselves out of the field of science.
I am currently in the summer before my freshman year of high school. In my 7th and 8th grade years, I’ve encountered several examples of creationism finding its way into my education. My 7th grade history teacher stated she did not believe the year the textbook stated for the crossing of the Bering Strait because it was “too long ago” and my 7th grade science teacher said “I don’t believe in evolution." However, the worst was my science teacher for the 8th grade with the absolute “Scientists who believe in the big bang theory are insane.” which received applause from quite a few members of the class. Those members were not much later heard complaining about science and stating other aspects untrue, stating their favor for creationism. Yet, people wonder why the United States has so few people going into the fields of science.
If neither the teachers nor the students believe in evolution, it could definitely use some defense.
Edited by Beatle Addict, : Missing closing quotation mark.

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