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Learning about evolution is a right and shouldn’t be censored in schools

Learning about evolution is a right and shouldn’t be censored in schools

Learning about evolution is a right and shouldn’t be censored in schools
April 18
14:00 2018

Evolution should be taught in its entirety in schools.

It is an important part of understanding key concepts of biology, ecology and the topics of many other disciplines.

Evolution is the current theory in which we use to explore and theorize about the many possibilities, histories and biological changes among the organisms on this planet.

Evolution was never invented, and it doesn’t stand to oppose religious entities or uproot theo-ideologies. It is simply a concept to explain the many wonders of our planet.

Students may choose to attend a higher education which will, in most cases, require them to take classes that implement concepts of evolution. Students who were “sheltered” from such harmless knowledge are at a significant disadvantage when they have heavy theories like evolution dropped into their lap.

If a huge portion of the American population struggled with math — so much so that they decided to ban its teaching in schools — who would benefit?

Just because grown individuals in positions of influence over policy, or those whom such politicians represent, don’t understand the concepts of evolution or refuse to try to understand should not impose their loss upon younger generations.

To deny any student knowledge because factions of people don’t or don’t want to understand that knowledge isn’t going to get us anywhere. I would argue that hiding away knowledge to such a degree is comparable to book burning and is no less barbaric.

I do, however, believe that if parents decide they do not want their children learning about evolution, they have every right to refuse the education. While they may be putting their children at a scholastic disadvantage, they have this right. But the easiest way to do this is to commit to homeschooling.

If these parents choose to fight the schools to remove evolution from the curriculum on behalf of all students, I believe this right has been overstepped.

I personally find evolution to be an enthralling topic.

When you understand it in its depth, you begin to see unique patterns of evolution in all the life around you. You can understand why some tree species resemble others yet behave differently as the temperature changes. You can learn how organisms have survived environmental hardships and pass their DNA onto their offspring.

Evolution should be taught in schools because, frankly, it’s a student’s right to know about their beautiful planet.

Featured Image: Illustration by Austin Banzon

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6 Comments

  1. Dr. E.
    Dr. E. April 18, 18:57

    The theory of Evolution is not based on “knowledge.” It is a philosophical worldview of origins. No one has observed anything but small changes within a species. The big bang, chemical evolution, and macro evolution (change beyond the “kind” level are historical in nature, and is not observable, testable, reproducible science. You have been brainwashed. In reality, change beyond the “kind” level has never happened. Look around you. See anything in transition away from what it always has been?

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  2. Vinod
    Vinod February 04, 06:15

    I agree with your statement that if parents deny their children learning about evolution then they have every right to refuse the education.
    Taking poor decision when things are beyond our knowledge doesn’t help anyone.
    As children are forced to do their schooling even though they hate to do it is just because we are sure that they will realize the value of education in the future and as a children they may lack that knowledge. In the same way parents should try to understand the importance of this.

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  3. austin
    austin April 01, 06:38

    According to me Charles Darwin’s Evolution theory is best to understand. Many factors have been explained by him. I do agree from the author point of view that evolution should be explained to the off springs (children).

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  4. mani
    mani April 12, 04:23

    Well if we want our next generation to be more genious in the upcoming years, we need to teach them everything as sooner.

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  5. Youth Result
    Youth Result May 21, 02:27

    Taking poor decision when things are beyond our knowledge doesn’t help anyone. As children are forced to do their schooling even though they hate to do it is just because we are sure that they will realize the value of education in the future and as a children they may lack that knowledge.

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  6. LearnCBSE.in
    LearnCBSE.in June 19, 01:44

    teach the best to become the best in next.

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