The article/poll shows how people actually feel on having creationism or evolution be taught in schools. 45% of America is permissive on the subject (Carlson). This means that almost half of Americans don't care whether creationism or evolution is taught. ***Gallup, Inc. “Americans Weigh In on Evolution vs. Creationism in Schools.” Gallup.com, 24 May 2005, news.gallup.com/poll/16462/america-weigh-evolution-vs-creationism-schools.aspx.
This article talks about how creationism should be taught in schools. "The theory of evolution portrays mankind as only a collection of molecules as a result of blind, accidental chance with the only reason we were born was to survive. God did create us for a purpose "(Wellman). Wellman, throughout the article, speaks against evolution yet hes trying to give reasons to teach creationism. Even though he attacks the other side of the argument he does it poorly by stating evolution is a blind chance when its actually the opposite. ***Wellman, Jack. “5 Crucial Reasons to Teach Creationism in Public Schools.” Faith on the Couch, Patheos, 2 Jan. 2014, www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2013/12/26/5-crucial-reasons-to-teach-creationism-in-public-schools/.
This article is about how "if other belief systems are given a place, the biblical Christian alternatives should be placed in properly balanced competition with them" (Kofahl). Creationism should be equally represented to evolution which is a scientific understanding of how we came to be. Though there is nothing scientific about creationism and it's just a theory with no evidence. ***Kofahl, Robert E. "Scientific Evidence Against Evolution and for Creation Should Be Included in Science Curricula." Education, edited by Mary E. Williams, Greenhaven Press, 2000. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010129230/OVIC?u=j084910011&sid=OVIC&xid=db2b3a9f. Accessed 2 May 2018. Originally published in The Handy Dandy Evolution Refuter.
The article explains what creationism is and the belief behind it. Creationist believe that a divine entity created us based off a story told in genesis (Britannica). In creationism it explains that a god created everything including humans. They don't accept the scientific theory of evolution though many scientists who are educated on the subject have. ***"Creationism." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 10 Mar. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/creationism/26809. Accessed 2 May. 2018.
In this article it explains the teaching of evolution and creationism. "Eighty-six years later, the teaching of evolution is no longer a criminal act in any state"(Weaver). It explains what kind of tactics creationists use and how the absence of evolution in the biology classroom is hurting. ***Weaver, Heather. "Neither Creationism nor Debate About Evolution Should Be Taught in Schools." Education, edited by Noël Merino, Greenhaven Press, 2014. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010129417/OVIC?u=j084910011&sid=OVIC&xid=be5b0507. Accessed 2 May 2018. Originally published as "Saving Souls," www.indexoncensorship.org, vol. 40, no. 4, Nov. 2011.
In this article it explains the basics of evolution and the common controversies and disagreements. Evolution is a fundamental principle to scientists yet people still thinks its controversial (Petto). Even though it's called a theory, it's a scientific theory. It has numerous amounts of evidence so its important for students to learn it. It will also improve their critical thinking. ***Petto, Andrew J. “Why Teach Evolution?” NCSE, 16 Mar. 2016, ncse.com/library-resource/why-teach-evolution.