Evolution is a theory about how every organism was formed. I am amazed that some scientist so adamantly defend evolution as the only possible answer. This contradicts everything about what true science is all about. Scientists are to never accept any idea as the only possible answer. Students should be taught to keep an open mind–to never think there is only one solution to a problem. Instead to embrace the fact that what is known is limited by current technology.
Not every scientist supports evolution. Since evolution generally excludes creation of organisms by God, humanist, who do not believe in God promote evolution. Thus CSCOPE and common core, both educational instruction materials credited to humanist, Linda Darling Hammond. Thus evolution has become the lever for federal grants. Support evolution or the liberal federal will not approve grant money. So our scientists and higher education embrace evolution for $.
Evolution should be viewed as an idea to consider but certainly not an idea to be considered as the only possible answer.Is true research that doesn’t support evolution not considered? This is the same archaic idea that inhibited scientific advancement for about two thousand years when scientists were forced to accept anything Aristotle had said.
Evolution is always associated with Creation by God. Those who support evolution refuse to admit evolution might not be correct. This just might open the door for a full fledged acceptance of creation.
How sad this tunnel visioned idea is. Would it not be more productive to teach kids that some animals have the same basic bone structure and that one idea is that organisms “evolved.” Leave it open ended so that new ideas are encouraged and those of us who give God credit for the creation of all things are not labeled as uneducated and lacking intelligence.
Barbara Cargill is the chairperson of the state board of education. Her testimony was given before the senate education committee about the instructional material called CSCOPE. Barbara’s duty is to see that instructional material approved by TEA are included in instruction materials. Her testimony was factual and her duty to report that CSCOPE does not include creation options other than evolution. Thus CSCOPE is not aligned with the TEKS.