Bible reading and prayer were a part of this country’s education system for centuries. The creation account of the Bible was part of that.
I don’t see that it hurt scientific progress during that time.
It isn’t like creationists want something new taught in the schools, as if evolution was always taught in schools and creation never was. We’re simply asking that it be included as it had been for all those years.
It got kicked out by the evo/atheist crowd and people just want it back, and expecting the creation account of the Bible that this country is founded on, is not unreasonable.
The other issue is that the ToE is of so little consequence for most people in this world. It has next to nothing to do with what most people choose as a career in life. Even among those who choose a scientific field to pursue a career in, evolution doesn’t necessarily enter into it.
Looking at physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, etc. the ToE does not enter into them as necessary to be proficient in those areas.
Those who need the ToE for their chosen career fields can take it at the college level. The only reason to push it in high school to kids who are never going to need it, is to push an ideology on them.
What I find interesting is that it’s the creationists who want equal time and the evos who are demanding a monopoly for their pet theory. Talk about trying to impose an ideology......
Learning biology is not learning an ideology, but learning about the results of a scientific discipline. And anybody who wants to be in physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, etc; is ill served by the claptrap that creationists have put together to try to explain how physical constants of the universe must change, starlight is fake evidence of things that never actually existed within the span of this universe, atomic decay doesn’t happen the way science says it does, the fossil record and geological evidence of an old earth is false, etc, etc.