Ms. A I have been in a heated debate before in the Atheist forum and am not about to do that again here so just let me say that Science has not proven evolution and that is why there is a missing link. Nebraska Man that was discovered decades ago was really a pig and not a man.
If there was Evolution then why did we stop evolving in this form as we are today?
This thread is not about evolution as of in itself. Its about what we think should be taught in school. We can go round and round on this subject. You can give me your proofs and I can give you mine but the twain shall never meet. Meaning I doubt I will be able to change your mind and you wont be able to change mine.
I can tell you that the Chinese written language is proof of events that were written in the Bible and was created about a thousand years before the Bible was but again, if you are dead set on evolution as I am on Creationism, then there is no sense in going on any further about this touchy subject.
Vance, I wasn't trying to make it an evolution debate -- but evolution IS still occurring. It just occurs over such long periods of time, that it is hard to see it happening in ourselves.
However, as I stated, I support your right to teach your children Creationism. But that IS about religion, not science, and I do NOT support my tax dollars used to teach my (or other, as my ds is now in college) child your religion. There are many Creation myths, your version being one that many in this country currently believe. You have many hours to teach your child your religion, including the aspects dealing with Creationism. Feel free to use them as you see fit!
Gravity is "only a theory" -- but it has a wealth of evidence pointing to it, repeatable experiments, etc. Scientific proof has very high standards!
As for Chinese writings supporting events in the Bible -- I never said that NOTHING in the bible ever happened. But it needs to be viewed from a specific lens. Unlike you, I do not believe that every word was directed by an infallable being, and I am certain that it has been mistranslated over the years. So using that book as scientific proof just doesn't cut it.
Again, there are appropriate times and places for you to guide your children in your religious beliefs. School is not the right one.