A new petition posted to the Whitehouse’s official website probes the Obama administration to officially ban the study of Creationism, intelligent design, and all other faith-based theories when exploring the creation of the World and intelligent life in public schools. The petition argues that because Creationism is based on faith and not fact, it has no right being taught in public schools, even as a counter-argument to evolution.
The petition states:
Since Darwin's groundbreaking theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, scientists all around the world have found monumental amounts of evidence in favor of the theory, now treated as scientific fact by 99.9% of all scientists.
However, even after 150 years after the establishment of evolution, some schools across the US are "teaching the controversy," including Creationism and Intelligent Design. Both of these so-called "theories" have no basis in scientific fact, and have absolutely zero evidence pointing towards these conjectures.These types of loopholes in our education are partially to blame for our dangerously low student performances in math and science.
Therefore, we petition the Obama Adminstration (sic)to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.
To date, the petition has 27,934 signatures. The goal for all petitions on the site is to reach 100,000 signatures. Any petition that reaches that mark will receive an official statement from the President on the matter.
I think things such as creationism and intelligent design have a place in schools, but it’s not in science class. Faith-based understandings of the world are relevant as a form of history. Creationism itself should be studied, but not its practical implications on the world. Creationism should be pared with other religious concepts on where man came from - not with documented fact.
Let Obama know you support this movement by clicking here.
And if you don’t agree with the petition? Let us know why. Your voice should be heard too on this controversial issue.