Monday, April 20, 2009

Beginnings Debate Part 2

While kids should be allowed to think for themselves, the important ideal of separation of church and state should not be compromised in the process.  This ideal has been a key foundation of American since the creation of the Constitution.  Thus, a theory about human origins unsupported by empirical data and largely derived from church teachings should not be introduced in a public school.  One of the main reasons that America can be considered a melting pot is the complete acceptance of all people, regardless of race, gender, and religion.  Losing one of these freedoms can alienate entire regions of the world.  Evolution theory does not cross this boundary, and is almost universally accepted as a fact, even though its name contains theory, and so it should be the sole theory taught in public schools.

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