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Does creationism indicate bad education? (If so how can we fix this, and should it be taught?) Does Creationism have any credibility to it?

I started this debate, with a new aspect (or perspective) on our current education problem. Considering many focus on how to motivate students and various other aspects. Yet this (creationism) still remains a big problem to the American education system today, and I don't think many people think about this when they consider the education system today.

I feel I should have probably made this clearer, when I say creationism, I am making reference to the type of creationism which tell people "Evolution is wrong". (Or in other words the "Creationism vs Evolution" debate).

Creationism - http://www.creationism.org/
Does it have any credibility to it? Should it be considered a science?
Considering due to recent polls 46% of American believe in creationism.
Link :
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/americans-believe-in-creationism_n_1571127.html

Many psychological studies have shown a strong correlation between a lack of education and creationism. These studies indicate that not many creationists actually understand what the scientific method is.
With all this talk of how to "improve education" surely it would be wise, to finally finish the "Creationism vs Evolution" debate, if we wish to ensure a better scientific education!
Watch this 3 minute link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTedvV6oZjo (By Lawrence Krauss)

Here are some reasons, people believe creationism should be taught in schools, which I believe are false :
http://listverse.com/2013/02/07/10-reasons-creationism-should-be-taught-in-school/
Considering, if the polls are to be believed, 46% of Americans are missing out (in my opinion) on a proper scientific education.

I think it is worth mentioning though, that I am fine with "Theistic evolution".
A good book recommendation on this matter is "Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution" by Kenneth R. Miller. I personally have never understood the claim "Atheism = Evolution"...

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  • May 21 2013: It's the chicken and the egg what comes first? I believe a more complex natural design occurs that we only are scratching the surface of. Time is a very vast and almost infinite posibility but on the grand scale of time everything is, was, and always will be infinite as time holds no boundary or actual connection between the space of the universe. Distance and matter is the only force that holds reason but in all mesurment on a universal scale all space is and will never be no space. So time and space have no real purpose on the subject for the existance of anything. Matter on the other hand has everything connected and with that said time and space are available. Creation stems from the future, the present, and the past, on a infinite scale with no meaning other then matter/energy exisits like you will always be exactly who you are at this exact moment forever and when you move again you will always be exactly who you are at this new exact moment forever. History is the anthonym of alive and everyone should learn everything about anything the only way to understand how people learn is to believe what they want to believe in because it's the freedom of choice that we have a problem understanding. Like Einstein said "the most incomprehendsible thing is comprehendsibility itself."
    • May 23 2013: Kevin, EGGS came first. They just aren't chicken eggs.

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