There are plenty of scientific reasons to suspect that 'God' was involved in the origin of life on Earth. If you don't believe that then the brainwashing sure worked on you.
The science of origins concerns how we got here, not how we got here only by natural means.
And over half of the US believes that God had something to do with creation. And over half believe that evolution may not be true.
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But it doesn't matter what people believe when it comes to what should be taught in science class! Only science should be taught there, and no matter how many times you claim ID or creationism is science, it will not make it so. Many people believe in ghosts too, should that be a part of religious teaching?
If you understand how the scientific community works you would realize that pseudoscience or bad science does not survive for long because of the very nature of the scientific method and the self-regulating properities of the system. Creationism, ID and other pseudoscienstific "disiplines" have never made it as scientific displines,despite claims to the contrary. Until someone can use scientific methods to back up their creationist claims, creationism should be kept out of science class.
"Macroevolution has not been proven." How many times have I heard that?
Here we are at the core of the problem, I think; the failure or refusal of Creationists to acknowledge that macroevolution is real and has been proven. There are so many indications and chains of evidence that presenting macroevolution to young minds as a valid process is not at fault. I will not go into them here but would be interested in hearing what kind of evidence of macroevolution you'd accept.