Thursday, June 27, 2013

Petition to Ban Creationism and ID

A petition has been submitted to that calls for the banning of young earth creationism and intelligent design in the public schools.  Here is the text of the petition:
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 Administration to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.
The petition has 24,345 signatures so far and needs 100,000 for the Obama administration to even look at it. The problem is that a account is required and, anymore these days, people are skittish about giving the government any more information than they have to. Even if it got the signatures and was contemplated, it is doubtful that such a ban would be approved.

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