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Evolution is a theory--there are several different theories of Evolution (i.e. gradual change vs. punctuated equilibrium) which are in convlict with each other. Regardless of my personal beliefs, however, all relevant theories should be taught in public schools as the current state of scientific understanding along with historical data so that young minds understand just because we think this today doesn't mean we are right--we might learn more tomorrow. Knowledge and curiosity and the drive to learn and gain a better understanding of the world around us should be encouraged. 2yr ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
Evolution, Intelligent design and Creation theories are not exclusive of each other. This information should be taught with sensitivity towards all religious beliefs and only the known and provable facts should be taught. 2yr ago from a Republican in Garland, TX.
I Believe that God Created the Universe, but Evolution is what happened afterward. Even the Bible itself states everything after it's kind. 2yr ago from a Republican in Miamisburg, OH.
Yes, but only as Darwin laid it out in his research, not the extrapolated 'interpretation' that is used as a political or rhetorical club to extend it beyond what is scientifically proven or provable empirically. 2yr ago from a Republican in Plainfield, NJ.
It is obvious that some Evolution has taken place, but Evolutionary theory cannot explain everything. There must be some intelligent creation. 2yr ago from a Republican in Denver, CO.
Yes, but I believe the intelligent design drives Evolution. Who is to say one of God's days are the same 24 hour days we have. We, and the world, are still "works in progress". 2yr ago from a Republican in Saint Joseph, MO.
I believe the intelligent design theory. I also believe that a creator who is capable of creating the world is capable of building in mechanisms that allow those creations to evolve when necessary. 2yr ago from a Republican in Fort Huachuca, AZ.
I believe in GOD and everything he has created. Science has messed up alot trying to disprove life , and how we are made . GOD created and man is destroying it . When you can't tell night from day ,right from wrong black from white ,gay from straight we are doomed. 2yr ago from a Republican in Clover, SC.
1. Darwin was an atheist much more so than he was a scientist. Darwin looked for a theory that at once explained the potential origin of species while at the same time denied the existence of God. Psst! That is NOT science! In fact, to arbitrarily deny God is a blatant violation of the scientific method, is it not? 2. There is a HUGE difference between micro-Evolutionary change (i.e., within a species) and macro-Evolutionary change (i.e., jumping out of one species to create another). There is virtually no evidence of macro-Evolution! There is no evidence there is no God! There is no evidence that EVEN IF Evolution could be proved true that it is not an instrument of God. Etc. So, such a question is more political than scientific, as was Darwin. 2yr ago from a Republican in Clearview City, KS.
I am a Christian, so I believe that God created the universe. I do not feel that this disproves some sort of Evolution, though. I just don't want the schools saying that Evolution proves the fact that God doesn't exist. This was a real problem for me when my kids were in school. And there IS a war on Christianity in this country. Don't take away my rights to give other people theirs. Everyone should be tolerant of each other and not force religion out of everything all the time. This country was based on Judeo/Christian values, and we were tolerant of everything else. It is time we put a stop to people coming here saying that it is their right to remove anything that they perceive as Christian because they don't believe in it. THEN GO BACK TO THE HELLHOLE YOU CAME FROM!!!. 2yr ago from a Republican in Rockville, MD.
I believe we should continue to teach it as a theory with limited but important areas of verification. I believe it should be taught that other theories exist and that in many cases it may be that apparent conflicts may not be real with further understanding - e.g., if you believe Evolution is implemented via the forces of nature, then you must ask who is responbsible fot the forces of nature. Man uses tools and automated factories to carry out his objectives. A God might well carry out his objecitves via the forces of nature. 2yr ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA.
Teach all theories, but remember this is a minor issue. We are not losing our edge in the world because we are teaching/not teaching Evolution. 2yr ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA.
I believe that Evolution and creation both occurred. I believe that a highly advanced race of extra-terrestrials visited earth in the ancient past and intervened with the Evolution of hominids thus creating modern humans. 2yr ago from a Republican in Tucson, AZ.
Yes, I believe in the theory of Gods Evolution.. I don't know why they call it the theory of Evolution.. When it's the theory of Gods Evolution.. 2yr ago from a Republican in Nuevo Laredo, TX.
He is after all GOD and can accomplish creation any way HE chooses. Who am I to say how he GOT IT DONE!. 2yr ago from a Republican in Mesquite, TX.
Scientific data along with Creationism provides the opportunity to combine the fact that God is present and in control in Divine Evolution. 2yr ago from a Republican in Albemarle, NC.
No. I do believe in intelligent design. I believe that Evolution is ONLY a theory, and if it s taught should not be presented as a fact. I also believe that creation should be taught too and that the Bible should NOT be banned from schools or libraries. 2yr ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
Evolution is indisputable when taken in context. Nobody can deny that living organisms change over time. Even he laws of thermodynamics say that. But Evolution does not make a viable origins theory. 2yr ago from a Republican in Casper, WY.
I believe man was created in the image of God, the first and greatest creator,, and that God's design allows for biological adaptation. 2yr ago from a Republican in Apex, NC.
It's a THEORY! Why is it being taught as FACT?. 2yr ago from a Republican in Boca Raton, FL.
I believe in the process of Evolutionism being a part in creationism. 2yr ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.
NO and it should NOT be taught as scientific fact in any public school. It is a religious way of thought more than Christianity, Buddhism, Atheism or any other philosophical belief. 2yr ago from a Republican in Wichita, KS.
God could have used Evolution to create the earth. Surely we do not know. 2yr ago from a Republican in Silverton, OR.
No, but all theories should be taught in public schools so that the students can make up their own minds. 2yr ago from a Republican in Carrollton, TX.
Science and religion are not opposites. They are not even mutually exclusive. Theories are theories and the fact we have now taken a theory and teach it as fact removes the individuals right to their beliefs. There is merit in many disciplines, but science is not the only arena from which we garner truth. The human mind is not capable of understanding the whole universe. The purpose of science is to observe and learn, but it does not have a duty to rule out the possibility of creation, nor a creator. 2yr ago from a Republican in Hermosa Beach, CA.
No. It has no scientific basis. In no observable system does complexity arise from simplicity. A theory is valid only as long as an exception to the theory is discovered. Evolution is a philosophy. 2yr ago from a Republican in Clayton, IN.
Neither Evolution or creationism have been PROVEN so why not teach both, along with the Ancient Alien theory, it makes as much sense as Evolution. 2yr ago from a Republican in Charleston, SC.
This is not a simple question. There are three issues here - 1) What is the origin of life 2) change of one species to another 3) Changes within a species. 1) The origin of life has not been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is as good as any other. 2) A clear path from one species to another has not been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is as good as any other. 3) Changes within a species has been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is correct when concerns variations within a species - ie. a dachshund and a great dane are of the same species due to Evolution. 2yr ago from a Republican in Piedmont, CA.
It's a theory and as long as it's taught as such I see no harm in teaching it. Parents who believe otherwise are fully capable of taking their children to church and teaching them about creation. I believe in creation, intelligent design, and micro-Evolution. Public education did not harm my faith. 2yr ago from a Republican in Coronado, CA.
Another absurd question. Evolution as an explanation of the origin of species is highly problematic and without any evidentiary support. This is yet another example of the problem of public education; public education forces into the political realm issues that should be decided solely on the basis of evidence and solid scientific method. 2yr ago from a Republican in West Mclean, VA.
Evolution has never been proven except within a single species to a small extent. I do not believe it should be taught in schools as "fact" like it often is, but rather if it is taught then it should be presented as the "Theory" that it is alongside religious views of creation. 2yr ago from a Republican in Salt Lake City, UT.
Science is adding to our knowledge so rapidly, this question cannot be fairly answered. Evolution should be taught as a THEORY, keeping in mind that many scientists now question it. 2yr ago from a Republican in Riverton, PA.
Evolution does not explain creation. It explains how life evolved once created. I beleive a higher intelligence created life, not sure at what level, and then all life evolved from there. 2yr ago from a Republican in Seattle, WA.
Yes, but Evolution is not an origin of life theory, it is change over time to life already here. Intelligent design is an origin of life theory not a species Evolution theory. 2yr ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
Well, I don't think 'man,' evolved from apes, nor do I fully believe in intelligent design, teach both and let people decide on their own, but don't do it too young...wait until 11 or 12 y/o. 2yr ago from a Republican in Lewisville, TX.
Science supports Evolution but the bible says otherwise. When I die, I assume God will explain how they are both correct. 2yr ago from a Republican in Parker, CO.
No. Regardless, both Evolution and creative design should be taught to high schoolers with unbiased empirical evidence for both sides. Teenagers need to be fully educated before adopting one or the other as a worldview. 2yr ago from a Republican in Shawnee, OK.
You cannot 'believe' in a theory. A theory is backed up by stronger scienitific evidience. That is like stating that I believe in gravity. 2yr ago from a Republican in Erie, PA.
Evolution is not a fact. It is a theory. God CREATED this universe not some big bang bull shit theory. I believe humans and animals along with plant life have over time evolved or acclimated to be able to survive from the time GOD created them though. 2yr ago from a Republican in Cameron, NC.
I believe in Evolution, but I do not believe it happened over 4 billion years. I believe that God created the earth and species have slightly evolved or changed since the creation of the earth, not that they have all grown from single-celled organisms. 2yr ago from a Republican in Eden Prairie, MN.
I believe in creation (it's the only position that makes any sense), but teach Evolution as the scientific theory of life held by many current scientists and explain the tenets of creationism to students also. They need to decide for themselves. 2yr ago from a Republican in New York, NY.
As is Evolution versus the creation by God, intelligent design or green men from mars? Do I believe the theory should be taught in public schools? How about balancing a check book or leadership or something more relevant to a kid's future and Evolution could be an elective?. 2yr ago from a Republican in Addison, TX.
I bet you few answering yes have any idea what the Theory of Evolution is. I am not a creationist. I tend to agree with the basics of Evolution - yet there are major gaps in our knowledge. We know so little of the world on 10-12,000 years ago as the last Ice Age was ending. I love history and know just how much we do not know. Our world is billions of years old and I'd love more research funds for uncovering our lost history. 2yr ago from a Republican in Manchester Township, NJ.
Yes and it should be taught in public schools but all other theories should at least be addressed so students know that other view points and opinions exist, even those based solely on religious beliefs. Educated students are thus able to draw their own conclusion based on multiple theories. 2yr ago from a Republican in Port Orange, FL.
I do believe in Evolution. I think over the long course of time organisms have changed for many different reasons and in many different ways, but I worry that like Climate Change formerly called Global Warming there will be one official version and anyone who questions it or has found new evidence indicating something different will be made to look like a fool no matter how credible or accurate the evidence is. 2yr ago from a Republican in Blue Island, IL.
Yes, I believe in Evolution of species but I also believe in God and our savior Jesus Christ. God is now and forever. I believe God created everything and what he put in place was and is expected to evolve over time. His time frame is forever. 2yr ago from a Republican in Pfafftown, NC.
I believe in Bible, however I also believe that plants and animals adapt/die or evolve in order to survive. 2yr ago from a Republican in Tanner, AL.
I believe in Evolution. I do not agree man came from monkeys. Man has evolved through out the years. And Evolution is still continuing. We once lived in caves and fought and hunted with clubs. Man, in its basic sense of the word, has not really evolved in other than technology. 2yr ago from a Republican in Gretna, LA.
No I believe in Creationism. If Evolution is taught in schools it should be stressed that it is only a theory and not fact, an Creationism should be taught also. 2yr ago from a Republican in Toccoa, GA.
Yes, to an extent. Evolution can be seen clearly in different species. However, Evolution alone cannot explain the existence of life on Earth. 2yr ago from a Republican in Coronado, CA.