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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 28 2013: Does life 'advance"? Sure it does, that is not what is at debate here...

    The question of life’s origins in the universe has not been answered by science and only assumed by religion. What we do know is that “life DOES exist” and that is all that matters.

    To teach an assumption, being that of Natural Origins or an assumption, being that of a Divine being are both equally pseudo-scientific in nature without empirical evidence to either!

    Myself, I do not know where life first came from and I don’t pretend to know and to me and my logic, it matters not where or how life originated in the very first life ever in the universe, whether it be from a god or Natural Origins or something else we can’t even comprehend in our scientific level of achievement at this time in history. The only thing that really matters to me is knowing that “life DOES exist” and to assume how it came about is redundant and not logical unless you have empirical evidence backing such a stance.

    With that said, I can assume how life originated on this planet with some degree of scientific certainty.

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