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James Zediana

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Why is there such heated debate over Creationism vs. Evolution?

Recently Fox News and Gallup posted some poll results:




I found them interesting and wondered why they cause so much discussion. Two theories both sides unwilling to budge. So I devised an experiment and on a Christian blog I posed that evolution was true and on Ted as you may know I posed a debate on evolution and sided against it.

In both cases the arguements were fierce and hence my final question on the subject in TED. I appoligize for those who got heated and there were a few. I thank those who tried to answer.

So for this question I am wondering about why this topic is so heated? Your answers will help my report for school.

Topics: religion society

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    Oct 20 2012: Hey James,
    People get heated over this topic, I feel, in most cases in the way beliefs are passed down. If you don't believe like your community leaders then it almost always gets taken as a disrespectful gesture which often leads to excommunication from the church or family. Look at the Dad's who forsake their own sons after they discover that they are homosexual. World views are taken very seriously by most no matter how self serving and unwilling to change they may be. It is possible to believe in God and the Sciences as well, I do. But then again I may be just choosing what I like.

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