No knitting, just a science geek venting.This is scary. Damn scary.
As I've mentioned before, I'm trained as a biologist and I've studied evolution extensively. My unwavering belief in evolution is directly related to my atheism.
If someone believes in Creationism, more power to them.
However, calling Creationism science is wrong. Creationism is a belief system. It is not science. Anyone who calls it science has obviously never heard of scientific theory. Or if they have, they don't understand it.
There is a generation of children being raised with no understanding of evolution. The schools are scared shitless to even mention it. This is wrong.
If someone wants to teach their child Creationism, that's fine. Teach it at home, in church or in a religious school. Keep it out of public school.
Evolution should be taught in public school. It's science.
And if someone is threatened by evolution being taught to their child? Well, that just tells me that their beliefs aren't very strong to begin with.