LA State Senator Shows He Doesn't Understand Evolution
Wikipedia defines evolution as "the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations." Creationism, on the other hand, is defined as "the religious belief that life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being."
Key difference: Evolution is part of science. Creationism is part of belief systems.
In Louisiana, a movement to help get creationism taught in science classes hit a snag when this snappy teacher decided to stand up and explain how it isn't actually science. As the state senator starts asking questions, it becomes clear that he doesn't actually know how evolution works! His understanding of evolution is that all creatures eventually turn into humans , whereas in reality, it's that one common ancestor split off in a billion directions, with humans becoming just one arbitrary direction of billions of potential outcomes.
Evolution is based on science, Creationism is based on religious faith. Religion has no place in our schools. If parents want their kids to learn creationism, then it is up to them, and to the churches to teach it, at home, at church, or in private religious schools, but not in public schools.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."-- Albert Einstein