I’ve been following the recent brouhaha in Canada over Creationism and evolution, and it got me to thinking about how to teach evolution. Being an educator myself, I hold somewhat of an expert opinion on this topic, and in my expert opinion, I think we should teach evolution.
Don’t be surprised, I had learned it as part of my education, and it was actually rather valuable. There isn’t a problem with teaching evolution, per se, it is how it is presented that poses a problem. Evolution should be taught as any other science is, not as unquestionable fact, but as a tentative conclusion based on some data. We should present all the data as well, even the data that shows that wide, gaping holes in modern evolutionary theory (for a listing of some of them, see Jonathan Wells’s book, Icons of Evolution).
There is a controvery out there, and it is being suppressed by the Darwinista. There is evidence out there that severely challenges Darwinism, but students are not taught about it. We need to teach our students more evolution, so that they will understand why it is insufficient to explain the world around us.