posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 02:11 AM
So many parts of the USA are wanting to teach creationism, and here in the UK, schools have considered it seriously. Now i'm not an atheist, i'm a
believer in evolution but i think you can believe whatever you wish. However there is a vital flaw in creationism.
There are literally thousands of creation myths, why exactly should we just go with the biblical approach? Creationism often uses the bible as it's
resource, it's backup text that is why it should not be used. To use a single book like that goes against the equality of religions and means you're
actively favouring a religious idea. If you teach creationism then you have to teach the other myths, from the norse, to the roman, to the greek to
the ancient sumarian legends.
So what about ID (Intelligent Design). Well the main basis of ID is irreducible complexity. However i have been through the research and havn't found
much evidence of this. They quote things like the eye, but we know of species with simpler eyes, it's very possible to have evolved from there. They
talk about the blood clotting cascade, and yet we've identified species with fewer of the clotting factors needed, it's possible we evolved from
I'm tired of this avoidance of the science, creationism and ID will hold back pupils who believe it in mainstream scientific research in our modern
age. I think it could be considered a form of abuse to teach them something that mainstream science sees as incorrect and which will hinder their
progress and damage any of their long term research.
If you want to learn creationism, if you want to believe in ID, then please teach your children yourself. Oh and don't say we should teach both
because anyone teaching both will favour one or the other, they will not be presented equally. That's a way of sneaking in religious teachers in
schools, Keep ID and creationism in church, do not bring it into the school unless it's a privately funded school.
I'm usually so tolerant, i am agnostic, i accept fully that you should have the right to believe in whatever you wish, but i'm tired of this rubbish
being brought into mainstream education. I've got no bias when i look at this issue, as an agnostic i can look at the evidence from both sides and
make the logical choice and i'm afraid creationism has no legs to stand on, ID has some legs but no convincing evidence. The only reason i say Id has
legs is because i accept the possibility of a god as i'm agnostic. However you have no good research to back up your claims.
I can't remember where i heard the quote but it's one i like, i'll try and remember it roughly here.
"God might have created the universe and setup the rules, but i don't think god can break the rules.
Evolution is the way i think god would do it, god would set up a system that takes care of itself rather than designing everything.
[edit on 22-6-2008 by ImaginaryReality1984]