11 February 2006
Commentary: The Fact of Evolution
Hmm. The last thing I want to sound like is a narrow minded person who doesn't respect other people's right to have beliefs different than mine. Obviously people should be allowed to believe what they want to but many of their beliefs are not appropriate in a public education environment. Period. If you want to send you kids to a private school where they'll be taught Creationism and enter higher education a step behind everyone else that's fine by me. I've met a good number of students here at USC who have bewildered looks on their faces as they sit through history classes because they're being taught so many things that are completely foreign to them. Anyway, teaching Creationism to kids in private schools is a right that people have but like I said, the right to teach Creationism in public schools does not exist and should not exist. Science is taught in public schools and I hate to burst anyone's bubble but Creationism is not science. It cannot be proven and its fall back line is always, "The Bible says so." And those who believe that everything in The Bible should be taken literally can believe so but they really can't bring religion into school. Evolutionary biology is a field in science, it is legitimate. Within it's realms, the Fact of Evolution continues to be proven and researched.