[asa] ChristiaNet

From: Carol or John Burgeson <burgytwo@juno.com>
Date: Tue Jun 19 2007 - 13:58:34 EDT

Email rec'd today:

Date: June 18, 2007
From: ChristiaNet.com, Inc.

Evolution Exposed By Christian Community

HOUSTON, Texas, June 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChristiaNet.com, the
world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly pages loads
recently conducted a poll asking participants to decide whether
Creationism or Evolution should be taught to children in the classroom.
Participants could also cast a vote in favor of both being taught or for
neither choice. Voters were given the opportunity to comment about their
selection. Because ChristiaNet's Internet community consists largely of
people who claim to follow the Christian faith, the results of the poll
were surprising.

Out of 527 participants, 269 believed that Creationism should be taught
in the classroom. This figure represents just more than half of those
taking the poll. Only 14 voted for an Evolution-only approach to teaching
children about the beginnings and development of mankind. Thirty-four
said the topic should not be discussed in school and avoided all
together. The most surprising number, however, was the 210 participants
who believed children should learn both theories. This number may
represent an indecisiveness about Creationism among those who claim to be

One voter supporting the "both" category stated, "Creationism should be
taught to believers and Evolution to non-believers because of diverse
religious backgrounds." A supporter of the "neither category" asked, "If
highly educated people can't decide - why confuse children?"

Those who were firm on their stance, choosing either the teachings of
Creationism or Evolution also had comments. A Pro-Creationism
participated stated, "Evolution has been disproved many times." Another
said, "Evolution does not make sense, if we evolved from apes, why do
they still exist today?" And, an Evolution supporter commented,
"Evolution is documented and has provable/testable evidence."

"We find it interesting that just under half of those polled find some
credibility in the theories of Evolution," stated ChristiaNet's
president, Bill Cooper. "Much of the information on evolution in the
textbooks has been proven wrong or cannot be proven at all."

ChristiaNet's research found that most states do not have laws
prohibiting Creationism from being taught in schools, requiring that only
factual information be presented. Creationism is the teaching that all
life was and is created by God. Evolution teaches that life originated
from the big bang.


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