The Existence Of Sectionalism In Schools

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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
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