MisconceptionIve been growing up with a lot of close mindedness. You'll hear me sy that a lot the more stories I write. This town isnt something I love. Neither do I love the state. One of the reasons is because a lot of people here walk around in complete stupidity. I would lie if I just said ignorance. They have chances just like everyone else to read up on things and explore things mentally and make up their own minds about topics. They don't.
In middle school, I was taught by a (beloved) but very religious teacher about evolution. Althouh I'm a Christian, I guess I'm a weird kne. I believe in both science and y religion and I don't let people dissuade me. But in middle school, it was different. I was looking for acceptance ad appreciation from my peers. They didn't give it to me. But I bonded with that teacher. She told me and the students in the class that evolution says humans come from monkeys. I was disgusted that anyone would think that. I hated it and everything I thought it stood for. Mainly atheism. Throughout my years in middle school and for the first year of high school, this misconception was reiterated by lots of teachers, especially the science ones. So I took it as the truth. Y boyfriend and his brother tries to tell me what I know now. But it wasn't until I had a really wonderful teacher that made me understand. In a session in class, he was letting us ask him questions about (shady) things we heard from other teachers. A lot of them had taught us things out of ignorance or had given us incorrect information. He called them PPTs (**** poor teachers), and set us on the right lath mentally. Someone, i don't know who, began talking about evolution and the class erupted in a big riot that it was wrong and "I didn't come from monkeys!" He had to yell to make is quiet and when we finally shut ul, he told us "Darwin never stated that humans came from monkeys. Never. He just said we share a common ancestor." From that point kn, I understand much better. I can't say the same for the rest of the class who still thinks he said we came from money's but in a different way. But I hate it when people say they don't believe in evolution. I rarely or maybe even never argue with them. Most people think they're being religious when they say they disagree with evolution and it's hard to get people to budge when they're under the impression they're doing something noble. But to not believe in evolution would be saying you didn't believe in adaptation, natural selection. All that's a part of evolution.
I just wish more people were more open minded and knowledgable about it before they made up their minds. I also feel saying that you don't believe in evolution is kind of like saying you don't believe God can do everything. And since most people who don't believe in evolution are religious, this usually at least catches their attention.