No agenda at all. I just go where the evidence leads me. I feel it's more compelling for creationism than evolutionism. Most people who learn about evolution at school/college do not learn to criticize it and find the flaws/holes in it! They just parrot what the teacher says and they smile and nod and think they know everything when they haven't even seen the other side of the argument.
84.3% of my the people in country are some sort of christian.
When I was taught Lamarckian evolution alongside Darwinian evolution
, so that we could compare the two
, I told my teacher that Lamarck seemed to have a point. In fact, I said that using a trait more often would result in it being more developed, like a muscle becoming stronger because you use it more often. She explained that using doesn't necessarily change the DNA, and it is the DNA that has the information that will be passed on. I agreed, but added that, removing traits from a group of members of a certain species, then allowing them to breed, would effectively remove sexual selection based on those traits, assuming, of course, that the creatures didn't simply die due to their lack of, say, legs. I can't recall what she said at this point, though. My point is that children can and do
question things they are taught.
You know what else I questioned (before it was explained to me)? Integrals. And we're not talking about physical sciences anymore; this is math
, where things can be proven
. I saw no logical reason why calculating an antiderivative would allow us to calculate what an integral is used to calculate. Then there's the fact that the three fundamental forces are still being referred to as "four" fundamental forces. I spoke to my Mechanics teacher about this. The discovery was not all that recent, IMO. I argued that, if we were going to be conservative, we might as well go back to five fundamental forces and be done with it. Then there's the fact she told us there were only three states of matter. I approached her at the end of the class and asked her about plasma, Bose-Einstein condensates, and a third state that had been confirmed a few months before I asked her about it. Rigid bodies was another thing. And this entire paragraph was, at the most, two years ago, when I started college
Don't assume that, just because you
don't question what you are taught (creationism), others don't either.