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Teaching evolution

posted by Dave Banack

At Mormon Insights, a post on the do’s and don’ts of teaching evolution to college students.

The author:

I am a happy and content Latter-day Saint who teaches evolution at a non-LDS university. In fact, I have taught evolution in various forums and institutions for 30 years.

His conclusion:

A main point to this essay is that all students need to learn about the central principle of life science: Darwin’s evolution. Religious students are intelligent, and they need NO special treatment at all. Evolution is neutral to theology, even though some argue that it is not. Evolution (in my opinion) is the greatest of all scientific principles.

It is a balanced and reasonable post, well worth the read.



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Justin

posted April 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm


Dave,
O/T but whatever. I find a lot of great Mormon books to read by pursuing your site — have you thought about getting a goodreads.com account to make my life easier?
Thanks,
Justin



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Dave

posted April 30, 2009 at 11:23 pm


Thanks for the tip, Justin. I don’t have a goodreads account, but I do have lots of books and book reviews listed at my website (where Mormon Inquiry used to be hosted):
http://mormoninquiry.typepad.com/mormon_inquiry/



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