Should Creationism be taught in schools?

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just as evolution is taught as fact in Science lessons, do you think Creationism should be taught too?
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No, because it isn't fact.
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isn't it already taught in schools though? when I was doing my bio GCSE we had to learn why people at the time weren't accepting of the idea of evolution - the main reason being creationism and religious ideas.
it shouldn't be taught fully though - it's not that useful
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(Original post by TheDuo)
just as evolution is taught as fact in Science lessons, do you think Creationism should be taught too?
Should be taught in religious studies, but never in science - because it aint science.
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isn't the most sensible and acceptable solution a combination of both Evolution and Creationism?
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isn't the most sensible and acceptable solution a combination of both Evolution and Creationism?
Why is it sensible to teach something that has no empirical evidence as fact?
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Why is it sensible to teach something that has no empirical evidence as fact?
I mean the theory that is was GOD who kick-started evolution, not just a random accident, but once again, teaching it as a THEORY.
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It is pseudoscientific nonsense and has absolutely no place in science teaching.
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No, leave creationism in RE lessons. Next question.
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isn't the most sensible and acceptable solution a combination of both Evolution and Creationism?
tfw you respond to a thread thinking it has pure intentions but realise that "TheDuo" made it

ur dumb
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isn't the most sensible and acceptable solution a combination of both Evolution and Creationism?
No evolution is a fact.By your logic we should also teach that the earth may be flat even though we have pictures from space showing it's a sphere.
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I mean the theory that is was GOD who kick-started evolution, not just a random accident, but once again, teaching it as a THEORY.
That isn't a theory as scientists use the word, and as the word should be used in science class, because it has no evidence to support it and also isn't really falsifiable.
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isn't the most sensible and acceptable solution a combination of both Evolution and Creationism?
No, because creationism is demonstrably bullsh*t.
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I mean the theory that is was GOD who kick-started evolution, not just a random accident, but once again, teaching it as a THEORY.
1) That is a Deistic view, vastly different from creationism. Creationism supposes that the first few verses of Genesis were literally true. There is no evidence for this.
2) It's still barely a theory with no evidence to support it, unlike evolution.
3) Both creationism and deism should be taught as worldviews in religious studies because they are equally unscientific.
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the idea of the earth being around for 6000 years is just pure BS.
ok, when I say creationism, I more meant the idea that GOD started whatever form of evolution or whatever you believe in.
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the idea of the earth being around for 6000 years is just pure BS.
ok, when I say creationism, I more meant the idea that GOD started whatever form of evolution or whatever you believe in.
Well that isn't creationism.

Regardless of term, there is zero evidence that what you're suggesting happened. So no, it should not be taught in schools.
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Creationism should absolutely be taught in RE, but never in science. To claim that a belief in a God is in any way scientific is frankly damaging to the profession of science, because faith, by its very nature, cannot be supported by empirical evidence.
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Only in RE lessons (and not as a fact)
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Well that isn't creationism.

Regardless of term, there is zero evidence that what you're suggesting happened. So no, it should not be taught in schools.
you can't be disrespecting other's views like that! that is called being intolerant and its what immature humans do.
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you can't be disrespecting other's views like that! that is called being intolerant and its what immature humans do.
It's not disrespecting, it's stating fact- There is zero evidence that what you're suggesting happened. I don't care if you believe it, and I don't care if it gets taught within RE in the context of "this is what some people believe", but it should not be taught as a viable alternative to evolution because it has absolutely zero supporting evidence.
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