The Push for Scientific Litteracy in America Essay

Submitted By Ericseaton1
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Perhaps people need religion, in one form or another. Science, in all of its various fields, can be very daunting. The natural world is a pretty complex place and hard to understand without invoking divine providence It takes much time, hard work, and dedication to be able to 'feel' the universe, as Neil DeGrasse Tyson would say, and have an in-depth understanding of how it all works. It seems that the majority of people just aren't capable of understanding the intricasies and the mechanisms behind natural phenomena, and to these people it's only natural to believe that there's a creator. But is this actually the case? At face value, the universe does appear to have been designed, and that's all the evidence they need. Most of them were raised this way. So it's not their fault, is it? Is the problem intellectually laziness, or is it something else?

Which brings me to my next point: the push for scientific litteracy.

So, maybe I'm not wrong and people don't need religion. Religion is a lie, we all know that. No matter how comforting a lie is, it is still a lie, nonetheless. It's a crime to fill a flourishing childs head full of lies and false hopes. The world is a beautiful place without having to conjure up an 'invisible magic man living in the sky' (RIP George Carlin) to explain its beauty. That's what science is for. Religion and science are diametrically opposed to one another. Religion thrives on faith and ignorance, while science seeks a natural explanation and thrives on logic, reason, and evidence. Religion may have served its purpose in the past, but in the modern age it is just an antiquated hinderence to progress and prosperity. It is a divisive tool of control, and no longer serves a purpose in our society.
I believe our education system here in America is partly to blame for the