Monday, January 30, 2012

Indiana Wants To Teach Creationism

Up there around Nutwood Junction way, the Indiana legislature is moving ahead with a bill that would allow creationism to be taught alongside other theories in the state's public school system.
Creationism, a theory with origins in the Bible's Book of Genesis, suggests that divine power created man, animal, and all earthly matters. The idea is an opposing view to the science-based theory of evolution. If the bill passes, Indiana school districts will have the option to include creationism as part of science courses.
Oops, they almost had me.
See, I'm not a big believer in Creationism, but, hey, if that's your bag, then, well, good for you. And, i don't really mind the idea of teaching the theory of Creationism in school.
As a theory. But don't call it a science, and teach it alongside science. 
Creationism is not science. Evolution is science. There is fact to back up evolution. We can actually see evolution. Now, some folks say you can see Creationism, too, though it isn't based in fact, but rather, it's based in belief. In faith.
Belief is not science. Faith is not science.
Creationism is not science.
You wanna teach Creationism to those who wish to learn about it, then go ahead. Just don't called it science.
Unless you call it science fiction.



Sean said...

You're wrong. Evolution is not science, it's faith based because that's how god planned it. (where's that snark key when you need it?)

froggy said...

And what about the alien theory? I've seen books *and* tv programs that aliens dropped us off here, built a couple pyramids and then got bored and left.

truthspew said...

Evolution is clearly the case and has been demonstrated time and again. Most recent I know of is a colony of bacteria that EVOLVED to be able to digest the support medium as opposed to the food stuff they were given, when they were starved for the food stuff.

That's significant.

Cubby said...

I have no problem with teaching creationism as long as it restricted to literature class and presented along with Greek and Roman mythology.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

People forget that in the 1920s Indiana had the largest Ku Klux Klan membership in the nation. I don't believe that they have evolved one bit. said...

In my opinion, Creationism should not be taught in public schools ... period. It would, clearly, be an endorsement of religion. Creationism should be taught in churches as a matter of faith and not in the public school science curriculum. Great post!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It is embarrassing to have this going on here, I hope someone introduces and amendment that says religion in history, evolution in science.

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like no creationists felt like posting in this. Except me of course. I would like to point out that the second law of thermodynamics is in direct conflict with the theory of evolution, in that the second law of thermodynamics states that everything constantly goes from a state of order to disorder, also referred to as entropy. Meanwhile evolution presents the idea that things tend to go from less to more complex, or disorder to order, exactly the opposite of each other.
I simply want to inform you evolutionists that believe in the THEORY of evolution about one of discrepancies of your THEORY with a well established SCIENTIFIC law.
Evolution is no more well established than creation, and in my opinion is much less based in science than the theory of a God, a creator.