Science vs. Creationism

Science – The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Basically, science is a process that we use to figure out how the world works. What is taught in science class is not a “belief system”, like some creationists claim. In science class we (hopefully) learn the most useful knowledge that has been figured out by humans up until now. We learn the best methods we know of to figure out yet unknown things. We learn how the greatest discoveries came about.

We also learn, how not NOT to conduct science. Its not science if at first you make an assumption of what is true, then sift through evidence, accepting all that confirms your assumption and dismissing as fake all that contradicts.

Creationists wants to teach you that “God created everything” and that the question “Why does … happen?” is always answered by “God did it”. Even though it might fulfill the immediate need of an answer, it still gets you nowhere when it comes to knowledge.

Creationists will say cancer is “Gods will” and leave it at that. Science is trying to figure out what it is, why it happens, how it progresses, but most importantly; what can be done to prevent it, or cure it.

Just like scientists of the past figured out how to prevent smallpox, polio, and measles. God didnt eradicate smallpox, science did. People born in the 70s and later have never seen a world without vaccines, they think that perfect health is the default and that vaccines have nothing to do with it.

The bible doesnt teach you anything about vaccines. Science does.