U.S. News Debate: Should Schools Teach Creationism?

A debate on the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin over teaching creationism in public schools


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Charles Darwin turns 200 next week. Or he would have if, well, you know . . . .

To mark his birthday, U . S . News's opinion section has posted an intriguing debate over whether public schools ought to be in the creationism-teaching business.

Here's a taste, from the pro side:

During this last campaign, the topic of science—specifically, creationism and evolution—was pushed out onto the stage of the presidential debates. So much so that USA Today/Gallup released the results of a poll in which 66 percent of Americans stated that they believe in creationism. Not some hybrid theory mixing creationism and evolution. Not intelligent design. But specifically that "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years." Which is pretty much how the book of Genesis explains creation.

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