In American History we are currently studying the concept of sectionalism. Sectionalism is a division within a country based on regional beliefs and interests. In the early to mid 1800’s, sectionalism in America grew as slavery divided the Nation. Slavery was ignored, compromised, and argued about by the states until the conflict drove our country into the Civil War. Although regional differences are not as distinct these days, many issues are currently causing division among the states and people of our country. These issues lead to what our history class describes as “modern sectionalism.” One such issue is evolution and creationism in schools. In an article written by Dr. John Morris, the president of the Institute of Creation Research …show more content…
John Morris. Creationism is religious, but no more than evolution. Because to believe in evolution, is to believe there is no God, but you believe in science. To believe that evolution is the only theory with scientific fact, is totally untrue. Not to mention that evolution breaks many scientific laws which include; the second law of thermodynamics, the law of cause and effect, and the law of biogenesis. So, to say that evolution is the only scientific theory, is like saying creationism is the only religious theory. Which is also untrue. Neither creationism and or evolution can be proven one-hundred percent. So why should we just teach one to our growing minds? If neither can be tested or scientific fact, then why teach one without the …show more content…
Now I know that some people don’t want their kids to know about creation, and they just want their kids to have a full science education, but I believe that people can’t make their own opinions if they don’t know every option or they only know one side of the story. So, as a compromise I believe you should be able to teach creation and evolution to the students. If you want your kid to just know about evolution, then you should send them to an all evolution school. If you want your kid to just know about creation, send them to an all creation school. It’s an easy solution, but parents want the best of both worlds. They want their kid to go to public school and not know about creation. This is why I think that we should teach both or none. We should rather let them choose which option they believe, or let them figure it out themselves. I personally believe we should just let them choose. If this really a free country, which you can choose which religion you would like, why only let them see the evolution theory? You can’t just take freedoms away from people. This is taking away the right to
To every story there are at least two sides; for any considered conclusion a fact must have a contradiction. Moreover, arguments follow in tow. Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, displays the significance to Creationism and Darwinism in tandem. For either side to appropriately stay considered they must correlate with opposition.
wildly and utterly impossible. " Pro-evolutionists started a worldwide boycott against the hearings. Many people believe that they are not related to monkeys and many claim that their old teachers were Christian and spoke out in class disagreeing with the science curriculum stating that human evolved from primates. The hearings confused the public and were “intended to mislead and were reflective of religious views, not science.” There were several differing opinions during the hearing and little agreement.
“The Scopes Trial is one of the best known in American history events because it symbolizes the conflict between science and theology, faith and reason, individual liberty and majority rule,” (Mintz and McNeil par 1). The decade of the 1920’s was an era of rebellion, prosperity, and social changes. One major event that shocked the country through its discordance between urban enlightenment and rural protestantism was called “The Scopes Trial”, which involved the teachings of evolution. Before the trial took place, an act known as “The Butler Act” established that public schools prohibited the teachings of evolution to students. This act was passed in early 1925 by the Tennessee General Assembly for the reason being that students shouldn’t
However, evolution is very important and should be taught in Biology classes because students need to understand how Homo sapiens evolve if they don’t believe in the biblical story. Everyone may not be Christian, so it’s important for students to get an idea or perspective of where we may have possibly come from. Whether it’s from the eyes of God or from monkeys it at least gives people a chance to choose what they believe, but as well as understand what they
If we had to have any laws against evolution the state should regulate teaching evolution because the state is able to regulate teaching evolution better in their state and would be able to understand what their state needs more. In the 1920”s in Tennessee where the Scopes Trial happened there was a new law called the Butler Act. The new Tennessee law, known as the Butler Act, stated that these idea could not be taught in public schools (1A Pg,10). Like stated before evolution was a hard subject to discuss because you never knew who be offended or who would think that you are an awful person and against their religion because you just brought up evolution in scientific terms. Teaching evolution in the 1920’s was a very rough subject to teach because if you tried to teach evolution a student may try to ask like how we got here and tried to relate it to the bible then another student may get offended because it may offend their religion or how they view evolution.
The Scopes Monkey Trial was an important event in history that still holds resonance today. The South during the 1920’s was still recovering from Reconstruction after the war. Which means that the South was not in favor of any National attention that could possibly be avoided. This case being in the South as well as being such a controversial topic, created a separation between the newer town of Dayton (did not mind attention) and the state of Tennessee(did not want attention). Out of which came an array of views on whether this trial should even be held or not.
What Darrow meant in his statement is using the Bible as an argument of why evolution shouldn’t be thought to the children in Tennessee schools doesn’t make sense because the Bible is about religion not science. The next argument Darrow makes is the law does not specify what can be taught but the law does say that you cannot teach anything that conflicts with the Bible. Darrow argues that not everyone who reads the Bible is going to have the same concept of the Bible. Everybody has their own understanding of the Bible and its meaning. Therefore people will have a different view of what teachings conflicts with the Bible.
John Scopes influenced changed the teaching in our society's education. In schools today they can teach about evolution, but not about the Bible. In the mid-1930s, after the John Scopes Trial talk died down textbooks started teaching about evolution (Boundless 6). "The tension that gave the Scopes Trial worldwide recognition continues to rise questions some seventy-five years later, and these questions have no easy answers. We can be assured that in this new century the voices of the Scopes Trial will continue to be heard" (Hanson 108).
Old practices became a thing of the past with the fast-paced city drawing people into a new life. This worried religious people, hoping that their attendees wouldn’t leave them. Many felt alienated from city life and modernization. This led to direct conflicts against the teaching of science and evolution in schools. This can be seen through the Scopes Trial fiasco of 1925, where fundamentalisms tried putting a teacher in Tennessee behind bars for teaching such things.
The students should actually know the right kind of information of how the world has become to be today and how did they become the person they are now; they should be taught by the information that has valid reasoning and evidence not by make up information that is based on belief. By learning the concept of evolution I have a strong feeling that the students will use the concepts to help them solve biological problems that they might have to face in the future. For example, students who would want to protect themselves from any sort of diseases, like the hereditary diseases, the students should first have full knowledge on the evolutionary histories of the disease-causing gene. It assures me that if evolution were taken away from learning, students would not get the knowledge that they need to know on how the world were created and that it will be difficult for them to handle issues that they might face in the future, relating to life, humans, or animals. My opinion of supporting evolution will not change, and that I believe that evolution should be taught in school so that our future will be
Philip Kitcher in “Abusing science: The case against creationism” argues about how creationists have motives in which they want to show that the theory of evolution are just lies. They will pick on every theory they find and claim them as untestable. The author states that creationist use tautology objection, which means that whatever the evolution theory is it cannot be tested and is classified as not real science. The author hen states that creationist do not thoroughly understand what their objections borrowed from evolutionist really mean. All they do is get whatever information makes sense to them and turn it around to a point in which will justify their point of view against evolutionist.
Students are encouraged to form their own opinions and think open-mindedly based on the information presented to them, yet in the topic of life’s origins, they are no longer being afforded this opportunity because of the ban on the teaching of creationism. Creationism should be taught in schools because it does hold validity with several well-respected scientists and utilizes evidence observed by scientific studies to accurately support its main aspects. Critics often dismiss creationism as a hoax that lacks serious thought and accreditation from accomplished scientists. However, several well-respected scientists agree with the theory of creationism as a rational explanation for the
“In the beginning when God created the Heavens and the Earth”, Genesis 1:1.Creationism should be taught in public schools along with evolution because, As with any other school curriculum students should be able to have an education with all of the information. Also we should be able to make our own decisions on how we think life came to be. Consider the following points. First of all, a 2014 Gallup poll found that only 19% of the people believed that God had nothing to do with evolution, 42 percent of Americans believe humans were created by God 10,000 years ago, and 31 percent believe in evolution, but under God’s guidance. In American schools, the creation story from Genesis was generally taught as the origin of the universe and life
There is a big argument among the world discussing the issue of evolution verses creation. The evolutionists believe that everything has evolved from similar ancestors, and over time they changed into the different species we have today. Creationists believe that everything that is on the earth was put here by a higher being that put all of the complexity and variation of the animals that are here today. I believe that everything that on the earth today was created by an intelligent being because evolution is just a theory, evolution is no longer happening, and it is unscientific based on the scientific method.
Also remember, creationism by God is not the only alternative to evolutionary theory. Other theories such as alien life creating/developing all life on Earth with possible deliberate misdirection would negate such an argument. You may be scoffing at the page right now at the suggestion of alien life being responsible for all life on Planet Earth, but on the surface of it evolutionary theory itself is equally unfathomable when you think about it and realise that the premise is a bacterium turned into a man through a series of random mutations. And anyway, all that we are asking you to establish is whether there is any reasonable doubt that evolutionary theory is true, and if there are equally viable theories in play, then reasonable doubt exists. In