"the evolution paper"
"CCD or science class"
"This act ... took us back 100 years in science teaching and education," says Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In kansas there is a major issue going on involving the separation of church and state. Conservatives of kansas seem to be stuck on changing the curriculum in their schools from natural selection to a traditional biblical account. the controversy is "inevitable" though says alex johnson of MSNBC. Soon there will be, at least, two dozen states spending time on the errors of evelution. With this growing controversery it is fit for everyone to have a say and to voice your oppinion.
In Charles darwin's theory of natural selection, it is shown that the best equipped, and strongest will survive. This, in turn, shows us that offspring are to have variations. Variations are differences within a spieces. An example of this is, a person with red hair compared to a person with brown hair. Darwins Ideas have been provin correct, therfore calling it a theory. A theory is different from a hypothiosis because to be a theory, the idea must be proven with out any doubt. Now that its is made pefectly clear that darwin's theory is valid, i would like to move onto my next point.
Having gone to a public school from first grade untill eigth, it is an important topic for me that what is being taught in a class room is fact and not idea. while in a pubic school I enjoyed the freedom to express my oppinions, i knew not to preach these oppinions onto others. I believe the issue here is not with proving natural selction right, as that of the rights for a young man or woman to get a factual education in a state school. Today we live in a diverse culture with many races, ages, sexual orintations, and religions. At a public school we are to teach not our religious views but scientific fact. "Intellegent design" has a deffinete christian underlying. In this culturally diverse group of people we need to make an equal bias for all religions. we cannot have one religion or even idea have special treatment. If you want your child to get a caertain education, then send him or her to a private school, where your child gets the educations you wish for him or her to have. Do not push your ideas onto others, and do not teach a young mind anything that is not fact.
In the article, there was talk about teaching errors in evolution. I see this as a fit way to teach the entirty of the matter. At the same time we are not to take advatage of the truth and put our own personal views on the fact. As a confirmed catholic i believe that there is an intellegent being who is out there, and yes he has designed us. but at the same time we have much evidence proving other theories such as darwins. i have made many decisions between evolution and church with out the ideas being taught in my public school.
In conclusion, we as a race have come to far to be offset as to not seperate church and state. A religious view is not a cold hard fact. One of the best parts of public school for me was being able to have an oppinion, to have a voice, Yet i knew that everyone was to have their own oppinion. with kansas and their school board i say Teach the truth, not religion.