Evolution Vs Creationism Essay

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Evolution: “the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth” ("Definition of Evolution in English"). Creationism: “the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes” ("Definition of Creationism in English"). There has always been a major controversy between evolution and creationism; no matter how much arguing goes on, no side will ever be truly satisfied. An advantage evolution has over creationism is that evolution is taught in public schools, while creationism is not. If there are people for and against both, then why not teach both? There is no reasonable answer as to why this is, but in some schools creationism cannot even be spoken of, let alone taught. With just as much proof as evolution, creationism should be taught in public schools alongside evolution; it has the possibility to open student’s minds, giving them new ways to think, and considering both are only theories, it is important that all students are aware of more than just evolution.
There is just as much proof for creationism as there is for evolution. Both creationism and evolution can put up a good argument, and that’s the problem. The arguing will never cease; people will continually discover new proof supporting the two opposing theories. Evolutionists will constantly say that creationism makes no sense. How can there possibly be a greater being that could somehow create everything? Also, they can back up their argument by talking about how scientists have found human fossils and can see how over time they’ve changed into the human beings they a...

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...omething they don’t believe is true. The problem with that statement is that not all scientists believe in evolution, and some science teachers have to teach about it without believing it’s true. If some teachers teach evolution without believing it’s true, then why can’t a few teach creationism without believing that it’s true?
There seems to be an equal argument between creationism and evolution, so why is only one taught in public schools? Creationism and evolution have equal evidence for and against them; exposing students to both sides can only do well by giving them new ways of thinking, and if both are just theories, why not teach both? Seeing and learning different opinions will help further the education of students in public schools, and it will only be used for their advantage. Each side deserves to be heard and taught in all public schools.

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