Darwinism should not be taught in schools. One reason is this: natural selection presupposes the truth of the Malthus population principle. So, when your kids emerge from state-enforced Darwinism brainwashing, they are firm believers in Malthusianism, whether they are aware of it or not. And, as you know, this is indeed a damnable and pernicious doctrine. There is no way it could ever be taught to public-school students except clandestinely, disguised and buried as part of the "biology" curriculum, without parents knowing it. But Malthus is part of the deal and that's what the students ingest when they are fed natural selection.
As I’ve said before, evo-atheists want us to believe that most organisms that are born die before they reproduce, a la Malthus. What a damnable doctrine indeed. Anybody can see that God would be a cruel and vicious God if He allowed that kind of carnage to exist in His Creation. Nature is not “red in tooth and claw”.
The evo-atheists want us to accept Malthus because they want to be the ones to “cull the human herd” to stop the imaginary geometric growth that Malthus said would happen if reproduction were to be unchecked. They want to be the un-natural selectors of death for those they deem “unfit”
That Malthus population principle is at the heart of the environmental/deep ecology movement also. A doctrine of “reduce the population by some means because there will never be enough for all.”
And as you say, pernicious because it seems logical. Draw a graph with lines showing this and such, all very reasonable looking and wrong.
Is there a creationist version of mathematics also?
Every living, reproducing thing, has the ability to produce more offspring than necessary to replace itself -- assuming nothing bad happens. The observed fact is that populations are generally stable. And in the unusual cases where populations temporarily expand without check, they invariably collapse.
Most plants and many animals produce tens of thousands of offspring. Simple arithmetic requires that most do not survive long enough to reproduce.