Keep Creationism Out of Science Classes

Target: Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education

Goal: Block a bill that will allow schools to teach creationism in science classes.

Texas is considering passing a bill that will allow science classes to teach creationism. With science currently under attack by the Trump administration, this is not a good idea. The hostility between science and religion has gone on for decades, and the last thing we need in this current political climate is for hardcore religious zealots and science deniers to gain more ammunition.

Science is much too important, especially at a time like this. Science instruction teaches students about the earth and its climate, as well as many other facets of life, with facts and logic. Science has disproved creationists’ most basic beliefs, much to their chagrin. Naturally, these religious zealots would fight against any view that conflicts with theirs.

We cannot allow students to be taught through biased means, especially in this current anti-science political climate. Sign this petition to demand this bill not be allowed a chance to take root.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Morath,

The recently-announced bill allowing creationism to be taught in science classes will put both science and the education of millions at severe risk. Science is under far too many attacks from the Trump administration; in addition, creationism versus evolution has been far too heated an argument for too long, with continued anger and bitterness on both sides.

You must prevent this bill from even beginning to take root. Science is much too important, and we already have enough problems with climate change deniers holding major positions of authority. Allowing creationism to be taught in science classes is a green light for more attacks and denial, and will encourage students to turn their backs on every major scientific discovery that has helped humanity in one way or another.

Reject this bill before it even takes shape. The future of science depends on it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. Instead of trying to stop the religious zealots from giving their opinion, I think it would be better to allow BOTH evolution and creationism to be taught in school as THEORIES.
    Micro-evolution is a scientifically provable fact, that’s true. But macro-evolution has not actually been proven. Let’s face it – no one here was around billions of years ago to know what actually happened.
    Maybe we should open these issues up for more debate and exploration. That would teach children critical thinking skills which would benefit them in the long run.
    No offense – just my opinion.

  2. There is no place for creationism in science. It’s a ridiculous idea. This fable can be taught in the religious education classes where it belongs!

  3. Renata Bartoli, PhD says:

    The US really seems to have lost the pot! Teach Quantum Physics and Biocentrism, don’t teach pathetic tales: in the 21st century??? Are we joking?

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