Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial (1925). In your opinion, should "evolution by natural selection" (Charles Darwin) or "survival of the fittest" (Herbert Spencer) be taught in the public school system?
We should Teach all theories.
It's even taught at the private catholic school I work at... So yeah it should be taught. It is a scientifically solid theory, as close to fact as scientists are willing to label anything.
Teach it, after all, evolution is factual.
as long as they teach as what it is. a THEORY. Teachers love to throw "facts" down students throats
The entire bases of science is on theories. They are as close to fact as you get because science can change. But I won't get a flu shot next year because it's still the same virus.
Just for fun, gravity is "theory": goo.gl/oxFG6
You have to remember, to be known as a theory, it ha to be tested, proved, and accepted by the scientific community. Takes years. Gravity is still just a theory.
Oops didn't see that you said gravity was a theory too. My bad.
I'm just saying it isn't 100% proven. I believe in adaptation... I don't believe humans and monkeys have a similar ancestor. they can teach it. I don't care. just make sure to not say it is proven fact.
Of course. It's a possible explanation for the world. Just teach some OTHER possible explanations as well!
Firstly,evolution does not explain the origin of life.It explains how life changes and came to be.
Secondly,I'm going to guess that you'll want the Christian origin of the world. But why not teach the Nordic, Hindu, or Japanese origins of the world?
Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster version
Did I ever say the Christian version? Did I ever say ONLY the Christian version? Please don't put words in my mouth.
Bean, I simply don't have enough characters to add what else I wanted to say. I had to shorten it but I was going to mention something about being an apologetic in which you teach a every origin story. But those aren't science and evolution is.