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Creationism--sometimes euphemistically (and ironically) called "intelligent design"--has long been one of those heated topics that interests me. From the waning days of the Prodigy online service, I've gotten into arguments with supporters of teaching creationism in science classrooms (and of course all the other religion vs. science arguments). Whatever you think about the topic, there is a central, inarguable truth: creationism isn't science. It's theology.
As such, I'd have no problem with the subject being taught in a comparative religion class, or a "Bible Lit." class, or a philosophy class. But it can't be presented as the literal truth, and it can't be presented as science. At least in England, they understand this. Our country, on the other hand, is more likely to let public opinion have a say over facts.
Creationism 'banned from free schools'
Creationism, intelligent design and other theories that contradict evolution are to be banned from being taught as science in free schools. . .
Read more at: The Telegraph UK