14. Because God Says So

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The Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania is sued by a group of parents after it “intelligent design” to the curriculum presented to high biology students. Intelligent design, the parents argue, is science. It is simply a clever phrase for . Creationism is based on the Book of Genesis the Bible. It is the belief that, in days, God created the universe and all its , including Adam and Eve, the first humans.

School officials believe that evolution is merely a theory, a flawed one at that. They argue that, students taking biology must learn about evolution, these must also learn about intelligent design.

“There are sides to every story,” said Daryl Scopes, a official. “Darwin’s theory of evolution is just that—a . Not one scientist has ever proved that it valid. The whole idea is absurd. Darwin wants to believe that all Earth’s animals, from ants elephants, have one common ancestor—the sponge! How ridiculous that? We decided that our students must be of the true facts, as described in Genesis. created the first man—Adam—in His own image. From of Adam’s ribs, God then created Eve. God Adam and Eve in charge of the Earth all its creatures. Adam and Eve were perfect . But then they listened to the evil serpent ate the forbidden fruit, and life for them—and , their children—has been far from perfect ever since. ’s a beautiful story and, more important, a completely story.”