GOD OR SCIENCE VOL 2.
I have always watched Horizon as I find it very informative and interesting. On this occasion I was not disappointed. I could not understand why anyone could question the ethics of Darwin.
However some people do.
In Dover U.S.A. Atlanta Cobb County School board, the second largest board in Georgia, was taken to court, by the parents, for that reason.
A suburban American school found itself in court after it tried to placate Christian fundamentalist parents by placing a sticker on its science textbooks saying evolution was "a theory, not a fact."
Some parents wanted creationism-the theory that god created humans according to the bible version-to be taught alongside evolution.
"God created earth and man in his image." One parent says. "Leave this garbage out of the textbooks. I don't want anybody taking care of me in a nursing home some day to think I came from a monkey."
Cobb county achieved what it believed to be a compromise by addibg stickers to the books which read:
"this textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically consisdered."
But secular parents believed the board had been browbeaten.
In 1987, the supreme court ruled that creationism was a religious belief that could NOT be taught in public schools along with EVOLUTION.
However, since then, the parents won the case and both religion and evolution is being taught at the school.
Well after watching that fascinating programme it really made me sit back and think, religion, evolution or both.
Some may think you can not teach both as they do contradict each other.
For example, in the Bible it states that god made this earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th.
Or was it the "big bang" that started this earth and all the other planets?
I do think that both should be taught in schools, but, Personally, I tend to lean towards evolution, although I mean no offence to anyone that is religious.
I just cannot except that a "god" made us.