Teacher on the Front Line: Faith and Science Clash

"In February, the Florida Department of Education modified its standards to explicitly require, for the first time, the state’s public schools to teach evolution, calling it “the organizing principle of life science.” Spurred in part by legal rulings against school districts seeking to favor religious versions of natural history, over a dozen other states have also given more emphasis in recent years to what has long been the scientific consensus: that all of the diverse life forms on Earth descended from a common ancestor, through a process of mutation and natural selection, over billions of years.

"Yet [the students'] abiding mistrust in evolution, [David Campbell] feared, jeopardized their belief in the basic power of science to explain the natural world — and their ability to make sense of it themselves."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/education/24evolution.html?_r=1&oref=s...

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“Science explores nature by testing and gathering data,” he said. “It can’t tell you what’s right and wrong. It doesn’t address ethics. But it is not anti-religion. Science and religion just ask different questions.

”Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.
-James Madison, Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787

Micro is change within a species - Dogs becoming shorter , taller, colors , etc.
Macro evolution is one species changing into another . Science has not found this. DNA is showing that each species is unique. www.answersingenesis.org

Of course each species is unique. There would be no reason for the classification if this were not so. Evolution happens--micro and macro. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/index.shtml

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These are answers from a biblically based group that is promoting the biblical view of the world?

Sorta like the Church when it came to the planets revolving around the earth, except present day the church's now realize that the theory was wrong, but individuals form groups and non-profits to promote their version and vision of the world around us.

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