Science studies the physical universe which requires physical evidence to form one's hypothesis and multiple peer reviews before becoming accepted in the scientific community. Religion and faith are ways to understand the spiritual universe. The two require entirely different mindsets and approaches. In my humble opinion, both are necessary for one to become a well-rounded and educated individual, but they are two separate entities.
Once again we are faced with legislation in several states; Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Illinois, to name a few, where bills have been put forward to require, or at least encourage, creationism to be taught in the science classroom. You can click on teh buttons below to read the related articles.
To those out there who don't agree with the creationism viewpoint, but think it is only fair for all sides of the issue to be heard, please do some more research. There is no debate or problem within the science community, no matter how much those individuals pushing the legislation would like you to think there is. Ninety-Eight percent of scientists world-wide are in full agreement with evolutionary theory. The only controversy out there is the political one raised by creationists. Political controversy is not the same thing as scientific disagreement. It is not "only fair" to teach something as science which has no basis in science. A comparative religions class would be perfectly fine to teach this ideology, but not the science classroom. The two are not, and have never been the same thing.
To help begin this research, here are a few links to sites where you can learn more about evolution and what it actually is about, and the scientific counterpoints to creationist statements.