‘Darwin Day’ Shows Us How Far We’ve Come, and How Little We’ve Learned

"Ape skeletons" (Image Credit: Tim Vickers / Wikimedia Commons)

“Ape skeletons” (Image Credit: Tim Vickers / Wikimedia Commons)

Former President George Bush II was considered progressive for saying that “intelligent design” and evolution should both be taught in school. But Bush’s reasoning is flawed.

“Both sides ought to be properly taught,” he said in 2005, “so people can understand what the debate is about.” He added, “Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.”

The fact of the matter is – and this is not a religious issue – Creationism is not science. Furthermore, to say that there is a “debate” over which side is correct implies that there is a debate. And there isn’t.

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 98 percent of scientists say humans evolved over time. That does not leave much room for debate. Yet despite this fact, a Pew survey revealed that only 66 percent of Americans understand that scientists generally agree about evolution.

Read the full story on Planet Experts.

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