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Debate Score:36
Arguments:15
Total Votes:48
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Should the Theory of Gravity Be Taught in Schools?

It's just a THEORY!!!! And I have a 2000 year old book here called the babble (not the bible, common misconception), that has a much more plausible explanation: there are tiny invisible men pulling on all objects keeping them grounded.

1) If it's in the babble, it must be true.  The babble is the word of god (how do I know? The babble says so). 

2) Students should be free to choose between the current theories. 

3) the babble is fact. Why? It just is. What's that? All the facts dispute the babble? You are attacking me because of my religion!!! This is racism!!

 

By now, you gt my point. Replace evolution with gravity (another scientific theory) and all creationist arguments fall to proves. Throw in question begging and Occam's razor and they are done for (if they were open to accept the facts). 

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Side Score: 19
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Side Score: 17
5 points

Dude, both positions should be taught so that students have the knowledge to decide for themselves. Everyone has that right.

Side: Yes
xyze(39) Disputed
3 points

Scientific theories should be taught in the science classroom.

I suppose you would want Alchemy taught in Chemistry class? Should Astrology be taught too? In a Medical course, should homeopathy be taught?

All positions aren't equally valid and there simply isn't enough time to teach every single crackpot position that exists. That's why the one that has the most evidence supporting it is chosen.

Side: No
Apollo(1606) Clarified
2 points

So the creation story of EVERY religion should be told?

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Side: Yes
blackbird86(30) Clarified
1 point

If fairness is demanded, then that is the general hypocrisy. Why don't churches teach evolution AND creationism?

Side: Yes
garry77777(1794) Clarified
1 point

I think when it come's to creationism vs. evolution the key question to ask isn't whether creationism should be taught in school or not, but whether it should be taught as an alternative to evolution, and thus recognised as a scientific equivalent. The crux of the issue, and the answer is quite obviously no!!!!!!!!!

Creationism deserves a place in a religious studies class, or even a class on contemporary human culture, systems of belief, or ideology.

Side: Yes
Maplecat(70) Disputed
1 point

Maybe in a catholic school, but creationism has NO PLACE in a public school. If we are to have a creationism class at all (which we shouldn't) it should teach ALL religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, even ancient branches of religion)

Side: No
blackbird86(30) Disputed
0 points

Depends. Should the other theory be tought in a science class? I don't think so. For one point, it does not fall under the category of observable science int the scientific method. Anther reason is this: Equal time would open creationism, and by extension Christianity in general, to ridicule and attack. Saint Augustine recognized this in the fifth century:

"Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, . . . and this knowledge he holds to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking non-sense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn."

Side: No
5 points

Whoever made this debate is awesome xD The babble HAHAHAHA, anyway OF COURSE gravity should be taught

Side: Yes
4 points

Gravity is not a mere theory. It's a law. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. Not even the great Babble can dispute a scientific, freaking, law.

Side: Yes
2 points

Actually, it's the LAW of gravity, and according to my science teacher, LAW means every sane scientist agrees with it.

An example of a THEORY is evolution. Not everybody agrees with it, and experiments have shown mixed results, so we do 't know for sure.

Side: Yes
1 point

It teaches us about history and other appliances toward the theory of different science applicants.

Side: Yes
1 point

It's a law, not a theory. The LAW of gravity can be tested everywhere on planet earth and each and everytime it is tested, it will turn out the exact same. Therefore it is a LAW.

Side: Yes
Apollo(1606) Disputed
1 point

False.

It is the Theory of Gravitation. There is a Law of Universal Gravitation (which is essentially a formula). But gravity is a theory. Should we not teach it because some bored old men decided to write a fairly tale thousands of years ago that contradicts it?

Side: No
2 points

OBJECTION! We all know that gravity is a myth, it is the Flying Spaghetti Monster pushing us down with his noodly appendage!

Side: No
3 points

What, who dares downvote the words of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? If you ask me silly things, you will get silly answers!

Side: No