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Old 27.08.2009, 23:57
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Re: Religious Musings

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Verena/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]97 – Where (and How) Evolution Is Taught In the US

Filed under: Uncategorized — strangemaps @ 11:24 am

Scientists generally accept the theory of evolution as the back-story of how animal species (including humans) came into being over a period of several billion years. Religious literalists maintain their belief in creation, as laid down in the Bible: God made the earth and all that is on it (including humans, after His own image) in one week, a couple of thousand years ago.
These are the extreme positions in a debate that has been raging for years now in the United States, and more particularly in the school system. Since each state can determine what should be in the local schools’ curriculum, the teaching of evolution and/or creation differs throughout the country. Yet contrary to what one might think, it’s not so that creation is taught in the Bible Belt states (in the South), and evolution in more liberal states (everywhere else).
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