I thought we were talking about evolution versus creationism here.
Headline says "US presidential election 2012"
So I am in no way dismissing philosophica/theological doctrines of the past - unless of course they have been 100% disproved.
Originally Posted by buddyholly
There are churches for teaching faith based, non-scientific theories.
So do you know what you mean?
Philosophical doctrines are faith based and non-scientific: existentialism, stoicism, epicurianism, ...
Political ideologies: even more clearly faith-based.
Literary movement: romanticism, classicism, naturalism: non-scientific theories.
And of course religions ...
You want this to be taught at schools or not? If not, then it's just ... frightening. Some kind of Brave New World
If you believe in Creationism and a young earth as a matter of faith then just come out and proudly say so and there will be nothing more to discuss. Right now you are hiding behind the vagueness of terms like ''all general theories.''
Amazing! So I'm forced to give an opinion. Why should I?
I'll repeat my answer for the 4th and - this time I hope it's - the last time:
Do you believe the theory of Evolution? Regardless
, all theories should be taught in school (I add that they should be taught in the framework of strict neutrality, even those that seems the most extreme and it's also valid for political, theological or philosophical doctrines.)
Perhaps I'll have to make clear that this was a formated answer proposed by the webmaster of the test, in case you did not get that ...
I have no guarantee to give you on the matter. I don't give a damn about it. I am no biologist and I let other 'competent' people debate on it without me. And I don't think it would be the role of the state to impose an opinion on anyone on this. It's a matter for scientists. Just like no legislators cannot impose a view on history on its people (as is the case in France, e.g.). It's a matter for historians. Hence, my response to the question was immediate (and I really thought this was crystal clear but apparently not and I hope it's over now.)