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Evolution Stupid
Debate Score:45
Arguments:37
Total Votes:48
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Evolution is a scientific theory and creationism is a religious belief.

Why would anyone teach creationism in a science or biology class? Unlike evolution, it is not science.

Evolution

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Stupid

Side Score: 14
3 points

Evolution is composed of many theories, most unproven.

Side: Evolution
Logically(191) Disputed
3 points

I don't think you understand what being labelled a scientific theory entails. Evolution is a scientific theory, which means there was a hypothesis and it is backed by a plethora of experiments and studies that all point towards one conclusion.

Do you not know that gravity is also a scientific theory? Heliocentricity (the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun) is called the Heliocentric theory. Einstein's theory of relativity? Even plate tectonics is a scientific theory, yet you don't see creationists against these ideas being taught. Only the ones that clash with their ignorant, outdated beliefs.

Side: Evolution
AlofRI(3287) Clarified
1 point

I think he's (she's?) one of those that thinks: "If the Earth didn't suck we'd all be thrown off"! ;-)

Side: Evolution
Logically(191) Disputed
2 points

I don't think you understand what being labelled a scientific theory entails. Evolution is a scientific theory, which means there was a hypothesis and it is backed by a plethora of experiments and studies that all point towards one conclusion.

Do you not know that gravity is also a scientific theory? Heliocentricity (the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun) is called the Heliocentric theory. Einstein's theory of relativity? Even plate tectonics is a scientific theory, yet you don't see creationists against these ideas being taught. Only the ones that clash with their ignorant, outdated beliefs.

Side: Evolution
AlofRI(3287) Clarified
1 point

Creationism is composed of many theories and myths ... ALL unproven.

Side: Evolution
achilles_(51) Disputed
1 point

So which creationist theories and myths have been unproven?

Side: Stupid
BiggieSmalls(12) Clarified
1 point

So is Atheism. What is your creation myth?*

Side: Evolution

I know, right? There are no atheists in foxholes..................................................................

Side: Evolution
2 points

Creationism has no place in a classroom unless of course one also thinks teaching Astrology is an equally valid subject to teach

Evolution is fact and should be required learning for everyone

Side: Evolution
2 points

Evolution isn't a fact, it's a theory. It's called the Theory of Evolution for a reason. I do agree with you in that creationism has no place in a classroom, unless it's a devout Christian school.

Side: Evolution
Dermot(5736) Disputed
1 point

Evolution is both fact and theory , people like you use the term “ theory “ little realizing what the term actually means scientifically ......

Wiki

Many scientists and philosophers of science have described evolution as fact and theory, a phrase which was used as the title of an article by paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould in 1981. He describes fact in science as meaning data, not absolute certainty but "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent". A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of such facts. The facts of evolution come from observational evidence of current processes, from imperfections in organisms recording historical common descent, and from transitions in the fossil record. Theories of evolution provide a provisional explanation for these facts.

Side: Stupid
Logically(191) Disputed
1 point

You seem to lack an understanding of the scientific community and what it means to have an idea labeled a scientific theory. Gravity is also a scientific theory. As is plate tectonics, and relativity. Calling something a scientific theory basically means it is fact found by human research rather than concrete laws of physics. Evolution has an uncountable number of studies that point to the same conclusion that evolution is a real thing. Why aren't you arguing on whether plate tectonics are real? Do you doubt them just because you lack the knowledge of what a scientific theory is?

Side: Evolution
1 point

We agree again, gadfly. will wonders never cease? I believe everyone has the right to believe (and teach) what they want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone or interfere with societies wishes in general.

Side: Evolution
achilles_(51) Disputed
1 point

If evolution is a fact, why is it still called "The Thoery of Evolution"? Why hasn't it been changed? I disagree with that last part because I myself am a creationist, but so are other kids, and we shouldn't say evolution is a fact, and it shouldn't be required learning, because everyone has their own beliefs. But if there are kids that believe in evolution, it is their own belief, and they can learn it somewhere else.

Side: Stupid
Logically(191) Disputed
2 points

Do a little research and you'll find that the argument "oooh its THEORY of evolution, theory doesn't mean fact so ha" is a very ignorant reach. You have no understanding on how extensive something must be research and backed before it is given the title scientific theory. If you choose not to believe in evolution only because it is called theory of evolution; you don't believe in gravity, plate tectonics, or relativity.

Side: Evolution

Why dont we teach all subjects? Have classes/electives where you can learn about these things and their contradicting theories. I think that class would be more interesting than fucking band class or art.

Side: Evolution
1 point

When a subject is included it should be in a relevant class. Evolution is a scientific theory and it is appropriate for a biology class. Creationism is appropriate if the high school offers a world religions class. And a history class could appropriately teach BOTH evolution and creationism as alternative explanations of history.

Demanding a biology class include creationism is just as inappropriate as demanding a religion class include evolution.

Side: Evolution
2 points

Quantumhead's aliens seeded the Earth with British alien microscopic seeds theory made evolution obsolete.

Side: Stupid
1 point

Quantumhead's aliens seeded the Earth with British alien microscopic seeds theory made evolution obsolete.

Ah, an avid scientologist, I see.

Side: Evolution
1 point

Microevolution is proven true by selective breeding. Anyone who denies this is mentally ill.

Macroevolution is where the debate is. I believe in creationism. The species were created somewhat supernaturally/randomly and from there the competing began.

Side: Stupid
LRyuuzaki(51) Disputed
1 point

@Prodigee

Considering that you think the universe is a simulation your position is somewhat reasonable. However, I have already gone over why I don't think it is a simulation in another thread and even if it was, I think evolution would still be more likely. After all, the main purpose of the simulations is probably scientific in nature, part of their purpose could be to witness how life begins and evolves in a natural universe.

Side: Evolution
-1 points

The fool has said in their heart that there is no God.........................................................................................................

Side: Stupid