Evolution Vs. Creationism

Should schools be allowed to teach creationism?


Almost 140 years after Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution, theologians, educators and even scientists are still arguing its merits. And proposals to limit the teaching of evolution are being considered by a small but growing number of legislatures and school boards. Nearly half of all Americans reject evolution theory. Some say flatly that the Bible explains creation. Others, including proponents of “intelligent design” theory, argue that life is so complex it could not have come about by natural processes alone. But most scientists argue that evolution has been confirmed by the fossil record, genetics and other scientific disciplines. In addition, they say, there is no evidence to confirm the biblical creation story or to prove God's hand in the development of man or ...

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