Evolution Education: Is Our Approach Non-Adaptive?

by Gregory A. Forbes, Ph.D., MIchigan Scientific Evolution Education Initiative, Science Education Center, Grand Rapids Community College, Freethought Member. January 2001

Unlike any other subject that we teach, evolution is a topic that generates a socio-political response that frequently encumbers our efforts in providing our students with a comprehensive and contemporary science education. This influence is felt not only in the K-12 classroom but also in our colleges and universities. Despite a long history of debate concerning the evolution education issue and court decisions endorsing the teaching of scientific evolution in the classroom, there remains strong socio-political pressure to replace scientific evolution withnonscientific beliefs.

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