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    Motion S4M-12149: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2015

    Creationism and Evolution
    That the Parliament notes that South Lanarkshire Council has issued guidance concerning the appointment and input of chaplains and religious organisations in schools; understands that some people believe that God created the world in six days, some people believe that God created the world over a longer period of time and some people believe that the world came about without anyone creating it; considers that none of these positions can be proved or disproved by science and all are valid beliefs for people to hold, and further considers that children in Scotland’s schools should be aware of all of these different belief systems.

    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/pa...ultsPerPage=10




    Ouch at 'some people believe that God created the world in six days' and that even that cannot be disproved by science.
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    People have believed stupid things for millennium, many of these things have been commonly accepted. We don't teach them anymore because they are demonstratively false.

    If you want to teach your child myth homeschool them, no one is stopping you.
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    (Original post by clh_hilary)
    Motion S4M-12149: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2015

    Creationism and Evolution
    That the Parliament notes that South Lanarkshire Council has issued guidance concerning the appointment and input of chaplains and religious organisations in schools; understands that some people believe that God created the world in six days, some people believe that God created the world over a longer period of time and some people believe that the world came about without anyone creating it; considers that none of these positions can be proved or disproved by science and all are valid beliefs for people to hold, and further considers that children in Scotland’s schools should be aware of all of these different belief systems.

    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/pa...ultsPerPage=10




    Ouch at 'some people believe that God created the world in six days' and that even that cannot be disproved by science.
    It depends what they mean by the "World". If they're referring to the Earth then it's factually incorrect. If it's referring to the original creation of the universe then I suppose the motion is technically sort of right.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    It depends what they mean by the "World". If they're referring to the Earth then it's factually incorrect. If it's referring to the original creation of the universe then I suppose the motion is technically sort of right.
    A 'world' is a planet, 'the world' is Earth.

    Also, The Bible did not say the big bang took six days to start; it refers specifically to the Moon, the stars, the Sun, among all things on Earth. With science, we already know that these things did not all pop up in six days.

    We of course also know that humans were not 'created' in its present form from nowhere.
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    (Original post by clh_hilary)
    A 'world' is a planet, 'the world' is Earth.

    Also, The Bible did not say the big bang took six days to start; it refers specifically to the Moon, the stars, the Sun, among all things on Earth. With science, we already know that these things did not all pop up in six days.

    We of course also know that humans were not 'created' in its present form from nowhere.
    Yeah, that's absolutely correct. I thought it was referring to the start of the universe for some reason.
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    so is this actually teaching this in science classes? If not...it's a complete non-issue, you learn in Religious studies that the Bible, and thus those who follow its teachings, believe God made the world in 6 days (oops no...erm....6 long periods of time now science is knocking at the door), we discussed it as a class. So...what exactly is going to change?

    Is it going to be taught in biology alongside evolution as a just as likely scenario?

    ...come to think of it I sort of remember a (rather sarcastic) comment at some point in secondary school that when we started to go over evolution it was the best scientific theory to explain it all but that some still believed other (religious) interpretations.
 
 
 
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