I went to school here in the USA. In High School biology I never heard the word "evolution" uttered, even once. It was not mentioned and none of its principles were taught. Instead, my incredible biology teachers had us dissect frogs and answer questions about cell anatomy and osmosis while they played games in the office. Important stuff, no doubt. But no evolution was ever taught to me. My first real encounter with the theory was in college when it was mentioned in one of my science courses.<quoted text>
On the contrary my friend, evolution has been taught in schools for many years,so we all have been educated in that fiction- U.S. public schools have always made an effort to stay current with modern science. Since Darwin published his "Origin of the Species" in England in 1859, it can be assumed that public schools in the U.S. began teaching the principles of evolution soon afterward--perhaps within a decade or so.
It is simply fair to teach the bible. But you that swallowed and devoured with over zealous appetites for fairy tale education,are now afraid that this generation will question the nonsense they have been taught about evolution.
Up until the late 1800s Creationism was taught in public schools. Darwin's idea was quickly accepted (it is compelling, after all) and most religious people didn't seem to have a problem with it.
The problem now is we have this vocal subset of doofhead Fundamentalists who have decided that the Theory of Evolution is the bane of Jesus. It's dumb, frankly. I think it is a waste of time to even engage Creationists on this topic but for some reason I keep doing it.
Why is it fair to teach the Bible? And in what context? If you mean alongside Evolution in a science room, you are simply and absolutely wrong. The Bible is not science. There is no controversy in science about whether or not evolution takes place. It is a fact of nature. The Theory of Evolution is and will always be a matter of continuing science.
The Bible is not relevant to this. Teaching the Bible in a science class would be like using voodoo to work on your car.