February 12, 2011 by staff
Darwin Day, 202nd anniversary of Charles Darwin. And for the first time, the Ministry of Education of Saskatchewan said that Darwin Day. The famous naturalist developed the theory of evolution. On Saturday, many secular groups have organized events to celebrate Darwin and his studies.”It really revolutionized a number of different sciences of paleontology to molecular biology,” said George Williamson, one of the organizers of events in Saskatoon.
“I think it is designed only for this year, but we can renew next year. And maybe one day we’ll actually get to the point where we have Darwin Day officially established as a recognized opportunity in Canada”, “he added.
The annual celebration of Darwin Day is presented as a plurality of Americans continues to reject evolution despite ample evidence of its role in promoting the diversity of life on Earth.
Meanwhile, at least six state legislatures are questioning the bills that would require science teachers to expose their students to religious ideas in biology class.
Robert Luhn, a spokesman for the National Center for Science Education, believes that these efforts can lead to uninformed Americans.
“He will say that evolution is a controversial subject,” Luhn said. “What will result in the classroom is that teachers say, OK, I will not talk at all.”
A recent study indicates that, in fact, only about one quarter of American high school science teachers teach evolution properly, while about 13 percent openly advocating creationism.
The study, which was released last month, also indicates that nearly 60 percent of them teach the subject in a manner designed to avoid controversy, which usually means omitting the reference to the biological origin of humanity or even tell the students that they did not “believe in the occurrence of the evolution of the planet.
A series of federal court decisions, including a 1987 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, makes clear that the Constitution of the United States requires that developments will be treated as fact in public school science classes and that teachers in public school science must avoid endorsing or even discuss creationism or its cousin ideological “intelligent design”.
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