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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: I would be interested to know what percentage of Americans understand the science behind evolution.

    The most important premise behind any debate such as this one is that all questions must be honest. In other words, each participant must be prepared to change their views/back down if their questions are answered to their satisfaction.

    Personally, I think that it is more scientific to teach the widest scope of theories to do with the origin of the universe in schools as possible, as it is impossible to prove any one view. It is surely unscientific to limit teaching material to one view or interpretation of evidence. Thus, I would say that teaching creationism in schools is not a problem, (not that it is taught widely anyway), but it should be presented as a theory just as anything else on the topic of origins should be.

    To those other Christians engaging in heated debate, I would remind them that arguing about creationism is not the way to convince people to join their religion. Also, while Christianity is certainly not un-supported by historical and scientific evidence, it deals mostly in matters of the heart. Creationism should not become the central issue determining the credibility of our faith.
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      Jun 4 2013: Yes that would be very interesting to find out! :D

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