Indeed the creationist explaination for dinosaurs, and fossils and the like can be somewhat.... uncertain. My main concern with this move in schools, is that it shuts out a train of thought for young kids. They should be encouraged to challenge, and explore. Teach creationism that’s fine, but teach it along side evolution at LEAST. Allow them to discuss and argue cases for each. Don’t just pigeon hole them into a one-track mind way of thinking.Quote from VegasRage
I don't mind teaching the consideration that an amorphic intelligence is possibly behind all of creation which could be defined as God. Creationism however is specifically an ultra conservative Christian attempt to inject specifically Christianity into the classroom. Really just bizarre stuff, and I know some really nice people who are friends who completely believe the earth is 6000 years old
They will tell you carbon dating is inaccurate (although they can't say exactly how it is) and believe all of the recent discoveries of early homosapiens dating 160,000 and now even 400,000 years ago are hoaxes or flat out wrong. They believe dinosaurs and man peacefully coexisted in the garden of Eden before Eve egged Adam into getting some forbidden knowledge. If you question them what carnivores did with there claws and teeth during that period the conversation become more ridiculous, like oh they picked fruit and ate grass.
Again I like these people, but I really do have to concentrate just to keep a straight face when they begin to talk about the origins of the universe.
How are we to progress as humans if we shoot down people who chose to explore and just cover everything up with “God did it okay!”