Jessica Roberts September 2, 2013 Period 3
The Creationism Controversy
Public schools have banned the theory of creationism from being taught. The Scopes Trial caused creationism to be ignored, as evolution was taught freely. Like evolution, The Big Bang Theory is promptly taught, and promoted among young students. By only teaching one theory of the creation of the universe, children are not given the opportunity to choose what they believe. If public schools taught creationism along with other theories, children would have a better chance at feeling less pressured into believing only what they are taught. Public education systems should allow creationism to be taught in classrooms to better allow students to freely decide what they want to believe in. The idea behind creationism is intelligent design; the belief that the universe was made by an allpowerful being. Although creationism is entirely possible, people have a hard time believe that one entity could create everything in existence simply by thought. On the contrary, a rose cannot be made from a rock. It had to be designed to be a rose. Roses are a complex, living organism full of parts and systems. A rock is a nonliving object that has no resembling characteristics that roses have. They cannot both be made from nothing but an explosion with such differences. There are so many different and complex components to life that cannot be fully explained by the Big Bang theory. In 2005, the Discovery Institute stated, “Of course there’s no way to falsify a mere assertion that a cosmic designer exists. That much we agree on.” This statement is evidence that shows there is a possibility that creationism is in fact a very possible solution to the mystery of the birth of the universe. Schools should allow students access to learn every main theory that explains the making of our universe.
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