When I read that a poll reflects that creationism should be taught in schools as another interpretation of man’s arrival on this planet along with evolutionary biology, I can’t help wonder whether people understood the questions of the poll properly.
Creationism is myth to explain man’s presence on this planet. There are hundreds of creation myths out there so whose creation myth should be taught? Science is science and although it is flawed and cannot reveal every step in the biological evolution of man, it is making an attempt through the scientific method to achieve such an explanation. Creationism requires faith and only faith.
I think every religionist should be happy with their own faith. That is WHAT IS INSIDE. Evidently, few religionists feel that way. They want others to share their faith.
I remember reading about a Seminole creation myth about how man came to be. The Supreme Being was making by baking the human race. His first examples were underdone, the second were overdone and the last came out perfectly. Now that is a good creation myth. Unfortunately, my group were underdone.