Creationism vs

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Creationism Vs. Evolution in Today’s Society
The dispute between creationism and evolution is a long debated controversy. It is an argument most people choose to avoid. This debate is extremely controversial due to personal belief, most in part due to secularism and religion. Even with the exponentially increasing knowledge of today, it has remained a long fought controversy throughout the twenty-first century. Science deals with the mind, and is the backbone of modern civilization. Religion deals with emotions, and often teaches people invaluable ethical principles. Both Science and Religion are vital in our culture in order for humanity to progress. In order for society to progress, children should be taught about both evolution and
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Additionally, there is a growing movement promoting the teaching of "intelligent design" which asserts that the only reasonable explanation for the complexity of the world and of the human mind is the existence of a higher power. Another strong argument in the favor of Creationism is the possibility of a living organism forming from non-living things. This transition is very complex and has not been solved in the scientific community.
Religion, however, has been shown to cause significant damage to the brain. “In March of 2012, Amy Owen and her colleagues at Duke University conducted a scientific study on the effects of religion to the brain. They evaluated the MRIs of 268 men and women aged 58 and over. The results showed significantly greater hippocampal atrophy in individuals reporting a life-changing religious experience. In addition, there was an even higher rate of hippocampal damage in born-again Catholics and Protestants. The hippocampus is the central structure of the limbic system that is involved in emotion as well as in memory formation” (Newburg, 2011). What this studied concluded is…?
A very important factor in the debate is the importance of skepticism. One of the most important tasks of the educational system is to let children develop into independent individuals with an ability to question and critically evaluate any idea presented to them from their parents, other authorities, and their social surroundings. Therefore, the
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