Should Intelligent Design and/or Creationism Be Taught Alongside Evolution in Public Schools?

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There are many controversies in courtrooms about whether or not should intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in public schools, which has been going on for a great amount of years. Intelligent design is the idea of nature's changes cannot be a random process, but a type of guidance must have lead to why nature is the way it is in today’s era. In most cases, that specific guidance is God. God has created the world for a purpose. Creationism is the same idea as intelligent design, believing that nature was created by a divine being, God. Evolution is the idea of natural selection. This idea means that specific characteristics of genes, has been chosen to last longer throughout generations having the ability to breed on those characteristics. Having those particular types of genes, allows the specific living organism to survive longer and be well adapted to its’ environment. Intelligent design and/or creationism are different from evolution, leading to why these two ideas should not be taught alongside with one another. The ideas should not be taught alongside with each other because it violates the first amendment, separation of church and state, intelligent design is made of theories of religion and not science, and it can intervene with students' prior science knowledge.
To begin with, intelligent design should not be taught alongside evolution in classrooms in public schools because it shows favoring of religion. According to the first amendment, it states
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