Creation vs. Evolution in Schools

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Christopher Stancil
6/29/12
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Creation vs. Evolution in Schools

In Today’s society there are many things that parents would like to control for the well being of their child while he or she is growing up. An example of that is when you see a parent deny their kids of listen to a certain kind of music or watching a certain show. Every parent has their own idea of how they believe that there child should be raised. The same concept applies when it comes to teaching. Adults want to filter what is being taught which leads to the argument of creation vs. evolution in schools. Some adults think it is blasphemous to teach evolution and vise versa with creation in the class room. This is an issue that has raged on for years and will be explored starting with the teachings of evolution. The study of evolution is the theory of history on this earth. Evolution teaches that humans have evolved over time from animals that live on earth. The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary gives the definition that it is "a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations..." Now this relates to creation vs. evolution because some people feel this is one hundred percent the truth and right. Some people believe that God does not exist and that this is more scientific and factual proof that this is how humans came to be on this earth. To support their argument in 1963 there was a case held by the Supreme Court called Murray vs. Cutlet. This case which ruled in the favor of the evolutionist stating that reading the Bible in class, praying and the teaching of creation where un constructional and they were taken out of schools. So the end result was no more teaching of creation. The teaching of creation states that people are all here because of God. God created everything and he has given everyone life. The first man and women were created by God...
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