Quoting Boots+3:" Evolution is not a scientific theory, though. No more than creationism is...Evolution ultimately contradicts ... [snip!] ... researching it. I agree with the poster behind me...Teach both in only scientific terms if you are not looking to be biased."
I only read to this comment so I'm sorry but I just wanted to come by and say LOL!
First, sorry to burst your bubble, but evolution is IN FACT a scientific theory. *gasp* That means it holds a ton more weight than any "theory" some bronze age camel herder cooked up.
Second, I think you are confusing the theory
of evolution with spontaneous generation
and the big bang theory
because evolution has absolutely nothing to do with how life or the universe began but how it developed to what it is in the present. That means before there were living single celled organisms, evolution is not in the picture. You can't say that you've done research on something or that something "contradicts itself" when you have absolutely no idea what it even entails.
Third, by definition, a scientific theory is falsifiable
. So, if there were more scientific evidence of creationism (which there isn't), evolution would have been falsified. They don't go hand in hand, unless creationists are willing to say that Adam and Eve were a simple single celled organism spawned from the heavens.
I don't believe evolution can go together with an Adam and Eve story like somebody mentioned before you. Evolution starts at the beginning. Monkeys are an evolved form as well, so saying Adam and Eve could have been monkeys is like saying "Well, monkeys were created!" Then we might as well say people were created.
In some parishes in Louisiana, the schools can (sadly) teach creationism as an alternative theory. Creationism belongs in churches, not in science classes. If we wanted to teach everybody's religious theories, we need to teach the flat earth theory and how "god's love" holds us to earth instead of gravity. After all, those are only theories