7524In the classroom: Darwin, religion or both?
- Oct 1, 2000LOS ANGELES TIMES
Tuesday, September 5, 2000
In the classroom: Darwin, religion or both?
It's evolution vs. creationism at a debate organized by the Freethinkers of
Ventura County. Ventura County schools chief and board members to attend.
By JOSH GOLDSTEIN
CAMARILLO -- The battle between evolution and creationism will heat up
Monday night when supporters of both arguments square off in a debate at the
The event was organized by the Freethinkers of Ventura County.
"We, as freethinkers, don't believe in creationism," said Charlotte Poe,
founder of the group. "In order to do so, you have to believe in God and
believe the world is only 6,000 years old."
Poe, along with other members of the Freethinkers organization, believe
creationism can be taught in public schools, but only as part of world
religions or anthropology classes, not as part of science classes, she said.