Do you believe in creationism
, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?
The society have launched a petition calling on Education Secretary Mike Russell to issue guidance to publicly-funded schools and colleges to "prevent the teaching of creationism
and related doctrines as viable alternatives to established science".
David Dewhurst said he happens "to believe in creationism
Some 57% of Republicans were in favour of teaching creationism
and intelligent design, compared to 30% of Democrats.
First, we asked the students to tei1 us whether their high school biology course included evolution but not creationism
but not evolution, both evolution and creationism
, or neither evolution nor creationism
None of these allegations was correct, said the lawyer, who added that the schools founded by the Foundation were not faith schools, let alone ones which advocated creationism
In other words, about one in four high school biology teachers in the upper Midwest are giving students the impression that creationism
is a viable explanation for the origins of life on Earth," Cotner said.
But of those, 54 per cent said it should be taught together with ideas about intelligent design and creationism
(the literal truth of the Book of Genesis) in biology lessons is deceitful.
He is careful to note that some varieties of creationism
may be compatible with science--that is, the fact that creationism
(at least some varieties) is incompatible with evolution doesn't necessarily preclude it from being science.
12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England - the battle between those who believe in creationism
and those who believe in evolution continues to rage.
Two in three science specialists do not think that creationism
should be taught in science lessons.