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Should alternatives to evolution theory be taught? 1
Should Alternatives to Evolution Be Taught? 2
Should Alternatives to Evolution Theory Be Taught?
Erica K. Fernandez
Louisiana State University Alexandria
For some time schools have taught the process of evolution however they tend to ignore alternative aspects. Most educators’ focus Darwin’s theory of Evolution but there are still many other notions that should be discussed as well because all are theories and all are nonetheless hypothetical. The theories surrounding evolution have also not yet been confirmed by all scientists. For this reason alone evolution should not be taught in schools and should be learned at the discretion of the individual on their own time.
Lessons surrounding evolution has several conflicting concerns. Students who present from that of a Christian background could state that some theories are unfair to their beliefs or even put them in a position of questioning such. The Bible teaches that God created the world out of a form-less void. The stories of creation show God being the architect of creation but giving human beings responsibility and stewardship over that creation. (Bowen, 2017 p88) Darwin’s theory of Evolution contradicts this theory in its entirety. The Bible states that God made beings in His image whereas Darwin’s theory states humans evolved from monkeys. Darwin’s theory suggests that God does not exist which violates the first amendment of the constitution which is the freedom of religion. While Christian students are being taught about evolution they are being subconsciously forced to conform their belief systems which confines them to worship without obstacles.
Darwin’s theory has been widely known for many centuries however many scientist do not support it as in their opinion his theory is a hypothesis and can be proven wrong. Scientist’s ideas about how the universe was created have proliferated throughout history. Science prides itself on providing physically accurate descriptions of the observable universe; it seeks literal truths about what really happen. (Fox, 2002. p11) From scientific standpoint, Darwin’s theory has several loopholes. It contradicts the Law of Thermodynamics which states energy can only be transformed into other types of energy as it can’t be lost or gained. As for the Big Bang Theory, it suggests that Earth gained burst of energy that created life, which is inconsistent with the law theory.
While some can argue against several notions regarding these theories there are many concepts that remain unexplained. Evolution notes animals evolve through natural selection where genes are passed through generations. It also states monkeys slowly adapted into humans through advantageous genes. If this were to be true, the question arises of why we do not display the evolving process today when considering reproduction of humans. These are more just a few additional reasons demonstrating evolution theories being unsuitable for education systems. Evolution is still a topic that is constantly evolving on its own. All of the theories present with multiple errors. If science is said to be the rational way of thinking, inconsistencies should be minimal. Thus any theory that suggests something that can be contradicted and to a certain extent proven false should not be taught in our education system.
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Fox, K. (2002). The big bang theory what it is, where it came from, and why it works [Ebook] (p. 11). New York: Wiley. Retrieved from