The Theory of Creationism

Larry King challenged Michael Moore on Larry’s show on Oct 13 while discussing whether or not evolution should be allowed to be taught in school, as opposed to creationism. Larry “corrected” Michael to remind Michael that it was the theory of evolution, not evolution.

Wait a minute here. If evolution is still a theory, shouldn’t creationism also be a theory?

Since when did the Bible become “proof” for anything? They call religion faith because you have to believe in it, not know it for certain, you know. And I do mean you know.

Seriously, considering the evidence, creationism is far closer to a theory than evolution. But in the spirit of mutual respect, let me then propose a suggestion.

Why don’t we refer to evolution and creationism both as theories?

I’ve long heard about the theory of evolution, but the theory of creationism… hmmm.

Besides being scientifically correct, I LIKE IT! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “The Theory of Creationism

  1. Evolution is both a fact and a theory. A theory in science is not a wild guess or something that the guys dream up after a night of heavy drinking. It is an explanation of a specific set of facts. The fact of evolution is that there are inheritable changes that occur in the gene pool of a population over time, this can be demonstrated in a lab and no reputable scientist one disputes it.

    The theory of evolution attempts to explain how that fact results in the emergence of new species, through mechanisms such as genetic drift, mutations, natural selection and so forth. It is well founded and is the basis for many other fields of science because it explains things so well and offers insights that we might not otherwise be aware of.

    Creationism begins with a premise, an inviolate assumption that the Genesis account of creation is correct. It then look for facts that give it credence. Science, on the other hand, begins by observing data and NOT making assumptions ahead of time. Secondly, if scientists find contradicting data, they discard or change their hypothesis to reflect the new changes. Because creationism is based on the “truth” of God’s word it cannot be changed if the evidence contradicts it. Thus it cannot qualify as science.

    School science classes are for teaching science, not pseudo-science or religious ideology. You wouldn’t permit your school to teach astrology in astronomy class or accept speaking in tongues as a foreign language requirement along with Spanish, French, German and Latin would you? For the same reason neither creationism nor intelligent design belong in the science classroom.

    I have no issue with teaching children about religion, creation stories or how religion has influenced and shaped our society, but do it in the philosophy, or sociology, or psychology classrooms, not as science.

    • Thanks for the detailed and excellent explanation, Karlton. I wasn’t up to the task but thought I’d take a jab at assessing creationism from a scientific perspective, with a little satire. 🙂

  2. My pleasure, I’m working on a little more organized one which covers laws, hypothesis and theories. I’ll let you know when it’s done. Thanks for the compliment…don’t get many of those on blogs 🙂

  3. Hi! Thanks to all of ur opinion about creationism theory! . . . . I believed on creationism theory rather than on darwins theory and lammarks theory. . . . . Humans now was so intelligent. . . . Their mind was broad . . So , they prove their theory possibly. . 🙂 ❤

    • Thanks for sharing that view, Rozellemae. I believe there’s a lot of interesting things about both theories, and that it’s good to have a nice balance of people who believe in both. Keeps life fun. 🙂

    • Hey, America’s economy is in the shits. If they want to further waste it on education that won’t help their future, they’re more than welcomed to it. Maybe their economics is as good as their “science”.

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