Evolution teaching poor in the US

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    Evolution teaching poor in U.S. high schools - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

    Evolution, the inheritance of changed characteristics across generations, is the fundamental unifying concept underlying biology, as a National Research Council science education standards released in 1996 noted. That report said, "... 'biological evolution' cannot be eliminated from the life science standards."

    But only 28% of the 926 teachers surveyed, "unabashedly introduce evidence that evolution has occurred and craft lesson plans so that evolution is a theme that unifies disparate topics in biology,"


    Most biology teachers belong to the "cautious 60%," who are "neither strong advocates for evolutionary biology nor explicit endorsers of nonscientific alternatives," the study says. As mentioned, 13% of respondents advocated biblical creationism or "intelligent design" creationism in biology class.
     
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    Atheists make such a BIG DEAL about evolution and then can't do Newtonian Physics.



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    Yea.......gravity is just a "theory" too

    Things fall to earth because God wants them to
     
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    What, exactly, do you think should be taught about evolution? It takes years to lay a proper foundation in evolution that allows a person to understand exactly what it is and how it works, and most people will never need it. Evolution happens, and that is all that can really be taught short of a college level course. Maybe if we spent less time testing students on basic skills we might have more time to delve into things that are esoteric.
     
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    You're right. It's too "hard".

    "Gawd did it" is much easier.
     
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    Why cant evelution be a part of inteligent design?


    I think they can exist together.
     
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    Because there is no "evidence" for "Intelligent Design". ID is something just "made up".

    Making things up is the opposite of science.
     
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    How do you go from me saying that evolution happens to "Gawd did it?"

    Idiot.
     
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    What, exactly, do you think should be taught about evolution? It takes years to lay a proper foundation in evolution that allows a person to understand exactly what it is and how it works, and most people will never need it. Evolution happens, and that is all that can really be taught short of a college level course. Maybe if we spent less time testing students on basic skills we might have more time to delve into things that are esoteric.
     
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    You can quote me, but, apparently, you cannot comprehend.
     

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