In this episode of ID The Future, we look at what critical analysis of evolution really is and why it’s needed in science classes today. In his book, Origin of the Species, Charles Darwin wrote about the necessity for critical analysis in all academic endeavors stating that, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”
Biologist and CSC senior fellow Jonathan Wells agrees.
“If students are to learn science, and not merely be indoctrinated in Darwinism as an unquestionable dogma,” says Wells, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, “they must analyze the actual evidence for and against it.”
And, that very view is shared by a majority of people around the country. By more than a 3-to-1 margin, Americans strongly support public school teachers presenting both the evidence for evolution, as well as the evidence challenging the theory, according to a recent poll by Zogby International. The poll updates a similar poll conducted nation wide in 2001 and continues to show public support of teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwin’s theory.
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Evolution News & Views
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Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture