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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Creationism is the belief that the World was created was created by God as described in the bible.

Why we should be respectful of people who hold this belief?

It needs to be kept separated from science classes.

In recent years religious fundamentalists have pushed for creationism in an effort to “teach the controversy” in relation to evolution.

To be clear creationism is based around a Christian point of view.

Considering that we have many students in our country who follow many different faiths or none at all it would be wrong to force one religious ideology on every student.

If the goal is to expose students to different theories why not talk about the Nordic creation story, or the story of Zeus and the Titans?

It seems like the push for creationism is less about teaching the controversy and more about stamping out opposing views and converting students.

In a country were close to 80 percent of citizens identify as Christian their message is not in danger of being ignored.

Creationism also has no evidence that supports the belief, and has not held up to scrutiny from the scientific community.

Many of the knowledge taught by pro-creation sources are factually incorrect and have little to no proof.

Students have been taught that Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden with dinosaurs.

For example it is said that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was not a carnivore, but a herbivore that lived on fruits on vegetables.

This goes against fossil evidence that scientists have found that show the T-Rex was equipped with teeth that were meant to tear and shred flesh.

Some religious fundamentalists also claim that the world is only 6000 to 10,000 years old, when fossils and geographical evidence show that the world is far older.

In a time when the United States is falling behind other countries, it is irresponsible to force students to spend time learning a theory that has no evidence.

Students who do not receive proper education wil have trouble when they enter college and face higher level science courses.

If we are going to compete with the rest of the world, students and parents need to speak up and demand that schools teach real science that students can use.

Some states have actually passed laws forcing schools to teach creationism alongside evolution.

Parents and need to put pressure on politicians who support these laws as well as their school districts.

People have a right to their beliefs, but religion is a personal matter that is based on faith and should not be forced on others.

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Daniel Green, Managing Editor
Fall 2014 Daniel Green is a third year member of Talon Marks and the current Managing Editor. He started as the Associate News Editor and later became News Editor. He was born back east in Waterbury, Connecticut and moved to California as a baby. Even though he wasn't born here he considers California his home. He lived in Vermont during his teenage years learning snow is overrated and that California's one season is superior to the four seasons the rest of the country shares. In his off time he enjoys exercising, exploring new places, being with friends and reading. Daniel believes dogs are the best pets but cat are acceptable. He likes movies and comics and will argue about Spider-man with anyone. Daniel also looks forward to the day he will finally vanquish his foe Carlos Holguin from the face of the Earth.
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