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The Other Side of the COin: Truths About Creationism

Try to imagine that, millions of years ago, small particles hit together and collided, spinning out of control, till BANG- they created multiple solar systems, stars, and planets. Does that sound reasonable? I think not. What kind of person would believe that? There are many scientists who devote their lives to trying to prove this so-called “fact”, but, of course, have not been able to. Even though there is no real proof, the Big Bang Theory has been taught in schools for quite along with evolution, which also has no solid proof. However, they are only telling one side of the story. In many schools today, evolution and the Big Bang Theory are taught to students, while Creationism is left for "church only". That is not fair. Creationism should be taught in public schools as well.

To begin with, if evolution and the Big Bang Theory can be taught, why not creationism? First, consider evolution. Scientifically speaking, simple life-forms cannot evolve into “more complex life-forms” (Problems), therefore, man could not have possibly come from apes. Also, if man came from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? Some evolutionists answer this question by saying “Survival of the fittest”. However, that does not account for the weaker apes that are still living on earth. If they were to follow this “survival of the fittest” theory, then they should have died long ago, when man first appeared. In Mark 10:6, the Bible says, “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female,” thus proving without a doubt that God created man.

Then, of course, there is the Big Bang Theory. There is not a single scientific law or demonstration that can be preformed that supports the “something from nothing” theory. How could two small particles hit together to create the universe and all the life in it, when, technically speaking, those two particles had not even been created yet? “Design demands a designer” (Wood), and it is as simple as that. Take for example the position of the earth. If it was just a little closer to the sun, everything on it would burn up. If it was just a little farther away, we would all freeze (Wood). Also, Earth is the only planet with free oxygen and water in its liquid form (Wood). In other words, our planet is the only one in our solar system capable of sustaining life. How could that have happened by chance? In Genesis 1:1, the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” so, only God could have done so.

Also, creationism should be taught in public schools because, according to the Bible, God created the earth (Gen. 1:1). So, why would anyone teach anything else? Of course, there are those out there who question the fact that the Bible is God’s written word. They say that it is nothing but a book written by a bunch of different men. The Bible is made up of sixty six books- thirty nine in the Old Testament and twenty seven in the New- written over a time span of 2,000 years, on three different continents (Asia, Europe, and Africa), in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic), however, there are no contradictions. This could only be the work of an all-powerful being. And so it was. II Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…”. So, basically, God told the writers what to say. He inspired them.

What proof is there that the Bible was inspired by God? To begin with, in Leviticus 17:11a, Moses said that, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”, yet this fact was unknown even in George Washington’s day (Thompson). People would use leeches to bleed out supposed ‘bad blood’ to help the sick get well. So, how did Moses know? Secondly, in Ecclesiastes 11:3a and Amos 9:6b, the writers both refer to rain falling from the clouds, but the water cycle was not completely accepted or understood until the 16th century. Pierre Perrault, Edme Marriot, and Edmund Halley all made discoveries on and added data to the idea of a complete water cycle. However, the Bible indicated a water cycle 2,000 years before their discoveries (Thompson). Next, in Job26:7, Job says that the Lord “hangs the earth on nothing.” Back in Job’s day, people had different beliefs on what kept the earth suspended in space, such as four elephants on a giant turtle, or the shoulders of an abnormally strong man. Job was way ahead of his time by suggesting that the earth “hung on nothing” (Thompson) (Job 26:7). How could he have known when everyone else was wrong? And finally, in I Corinthians 15:39, the apostle Paul says, “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.” Paul is right! All four of these fleshes have a different biochemical makeup (Thompson). But how did he know? All of these situations point to one solution: God told the men what to write. Therefore, there is no possible way that the Bible could be made up by men because of the advanced sciences used in it. Given the sufficient evidence, Creationism should be presented alongside other theories of creation.

There are those in this world who say that allowing creationism to be taught in schools is a breech on their First Amendment rights. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”, however, this does not mean that it is against the law to say “One nation, under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance, print, “In God we trust,” on money, or teach creationism to students in school. It merely is saying that the Government will not make an established religion. One can believe in and worship anything or anyone they want. But, men can preach and teach about their religion to others. It is only fair.

In addition, the First Amendment was added by the founding fathers to keep the church from controlling the government, and they had good reason to be fearful of this. “Early settlers” in America wanted religious liberty; however, they refused to grant it to others (Gay). They set up the Anglican Church as the main religion (Gay). Others set up their own churches, but, they still had to pay taxes for the maintenance of the Anglican Church, even though they did not attend there (Gay). Laws demanded people to attend church (Gay), and if they did not, they could be fined, and even imprisoned. Other rules covered clothing, business conduct, education, and recreation (Gay). “Only members of the… established religion were allowed to vote (Gay)”. It is no wonder James Madison was careful about how much control the church would receive. All in all, separation of church and state was established to keep government control in the proper hands, not to forbid the teaching of creationism.

In conclusion, creationism should be taught in public schools because, even though some say it cannot be proven, it is the most reasonable solution to the creation of the world, and, if evolution and the Big Bang Theory can be taught, why not creationism? It has not been proved either. If schools are going to teach unproven theories, then why not add creationism to the list? One might as well tell both sides of the story if they are going to tell it at all. Besides, if Evolutionists are so sure that man came from monkeys, then what are they afraid of?

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fire_ice4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 9:28 am:

More than belief or anything else teaching creationism in school breaks separation of church and state (nothing of religious basis is allowed in public schools)

Also as a non-christian i wouldn't want to learn about a religion I have chosen not to take part in school. As an agnostic I have respect for all god and religions...but don't belong to a specific religion itself.

Lastly, teaching creationism in schools would disregard the cultures of; Jewish Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, ... (more »)

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AnneOnnimous said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm:

There is no evidence for the Big Bang theory? Nonsense. There are two major facts that can only be explained by it:

1. there is still background radiation from a massive explosion

2. the universe is still expanding

Man didn't come from monkeys; please do more research. We evolved from a common ancestor, as did apes and other primates. And you clearly do not understand survival of the fittest; it only explains how species evolve. The stronger survive in a species, that's a... (more »)

clumsy_one123 replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm :
i did lots of research. that's why my paper is called a research paper. there is more research that disproves evolution and the big bang theory than research that "proves" it. perhaps you are the one who needs to do more research.
DesertFox94 replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm :
You can't disprove evolution. That's the reason you get flu shots, because organisms are constantly evolving and adatpting to the environment. 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 10:53 am :

first of all, there are two types of evolution: micro and macro. micro being the cause of dog breeds and such, macro being the unproved theory that man came from apes. 

and furthermore, viruses aren't even living things, so they couldn't undergo evolution even if they wanted to.

please do more research.

DesertFox94 replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:35 am :

I actually know what micro and macro evolution is. 

Viruses can evolve.

Like AnneOnnimous said, we didn't evole from apes. We evoled from a common ancestor. Its a misnomer to say that we evoled from apes. 


I have done some research.

Ironically, I found this piece on th... (more »)

fire_ice4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm :

Viruses CAN and DO undergo else do you think they become resistant to medications or antibiotics. If viruses didn't evolve we would have irradiated most of them by now. So I suggest you please do more research as well. 

“The host bacterium is exerting a strong evolutionary pressure on the virus,” Joshua Plotkin, lead author and assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Penn, said. “This happens because a virus must hijack the... (more »)

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AnotherJesusFreak said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm:
Hey, clumsy, look up on your computer gnmagazine and then behind that the Bible and Archaeology. Click on the website that says The Bible and Archaeology series. It will come up with links and you can look through them. They have evidence that Archaeology supports what's written in the Bible.
clumsy_one123 replied...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm :
hey thanks! the info is great. just more pieces of evidence to add to the winning side :)
AnotherJesusFreak replied...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 1:02 am :
Your welcome! Maybe you could write another article on the archaeology finds that support the Bible. You really are a good writer.
AnotherJesusFreak replied...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 1:09 am :
Another thing, there is this other site that I looked up the other day and it explains why random mutation doesn't work. Type in Darwinian Evolution Through Random Mutation. Its really interesting and perhaps you could explain some of it to some of evolutionists on this site or show them the site at least.
clumsy_one123 replied...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm :

i'll look into it.

I really wish i had time to write another paper. i wrote this one for school so i had to make time.

AnotherJesusFreak replied...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm :

That's okay. I too wish I had time to do a lot of things! But anyways, you really are a great writer.

God Bless

Jon S. replied...
May 11, 2011 at 6:16 am :
god commited multiple genocides and violent acts in the bible he should be tried for crimes against humanity 
clumsy_one123 replied...
May 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm :
God made humanity. he can do whatever the heck he wants.
bookthief This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm :
Is that a justification for parental abuse? That's pretty much saying that anyone in a position of power has a right to commit violence over their creation. Do you believe this is justified?
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MrNathanXD said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 8:35 am:

Well, to "challenge" this, what kind of creationalism would the schools teach? There are hundreds of different religions based of creationalism. I believe, yes, it is a good idea to teach both sides of creationalism and the theory of evolution.

I think the reason why they teach evolution is- its one theory. As to Creationalism has multitudes. I dont really support either, when we grow to the age in which we can start to think for ourselves. THATS when evolution or creationalism should ... (more »)

clumsy_one123 replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 9:00 am :
no sorry, but there is only one "form" of creationism. its hard to make more than one form of it since it's written down in this little thing we call the BIble.
AnotherJesusFreak replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm :
Lol! clumsy_one123 you got it right again, but they make it so easy. Read the Bible, that is the only creation theory.
Jon S. replied...
May 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm :

clumsy hindues have creation as do wiccans and Sikhs creation is in most faiths 

i don't believe in the biblical god i think most of the time it was the devil faking to be god like in egypt 

i think of a cosmic watch maker so i think of evolution with gods help based on the fact that morality goes against a kill or be killed system at first but could be useful after you get into packs and herds but would not evolve in a pack or herd naturally 

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