I was watching one of the old beauty contests. One of the questions that each state had to answer was "should evolution be taught in public schools". We already have separation of church and state, which prevents religion from being taught in public schools but, if religion isn't, then why should science be taught, at the same time?
Most of the southern states said "no, evolution should not be taught in public schools". It's already done, I mean, we can't change how public schools are run but, the question is, should they be teaching evolution in public schools.
by the way, some of the northern states said it as well, including Utah (technically northern), and Minnesota
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Science is things, That have been tested and proven, Some things science does not know, Things such as the formation of our universe, Or how it ends, It can only achieve logical and mathematically possible results.
Whereas religion, Is nothing more then a book, Which contains stuff that is complete and utter magical fantasy bullshit (I. e the bible has talkng snakes and magic boats of near infinite mass that can hold all animals? Pfft.. please...)
It basically boils down to, What would you rather your kids learn in school?
A) Stuff that modern day man has tried and tested for logical results and answers
B) A book written by some middle eastern cave dweller thousands of years ago who was a misogynistical, racist, un-educated fool that tries to claim talking snakes were a real thing...
Exactly... I know which one i would pick.
Religion has its places, For example, When i got told my mother had hours to live, I Sort of hoped there would be a god/afterlife to take care of her and maybe see her again (And im an Agnostic Atheist by the way...), And, Momentarily that gave me comfort in that time, THATS where religion can be used, As a form of morale boost in tough times.
But, It has no place in education, The Bible and other holy books for that matter, Contain complete illogical things that would only dellude children into a false sense of reality where children believe in magic and other bullshit.
Keep religion in morale, Keep science in education.
The two not need oppose one another, a lot of scientists are religious. But they DO NOT use their religion as a means of education, They use there religion as a form of purpose in such a otherwise meaningless universe, Science to them, Is something that allows them to learn what holy books cannot teach. That being logical and rational explanations for things.
I mean, Our own personal beliefs aside here, From a completely neutral perspective, Which one of these options, Seems more realistic, logical and rational
A) A magic space man created everything as it is right now instantly
B) Everything we see today is the result of billions of years of mind numbingly slow evolution, And as a result, Such complex creatures developed, And, In their prime, were not knoweldgeable of their creation, So created ''Religions'' to try and explain things, And as the specie grew wiser over time, They crushed many ideas of religion and made NEW theories.0