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  • "Here is one possibility.........."
  • We have the fossil and genetic evidence and tons of observations to show that evolution is a fact. It did occur, and is continuing to occur.
  • "Mountains of evidence point toward THIS as the explanation for the vast diversity of life we see here on earth."
  • I don't think it should be taught. Guess my son had the best question about evolution when he was about 9 - "Mom, if evolution is true, and man evolved from apes, then why aren't apes still evolving into man?" It's not real. God is our Creator, creating the Heavens and the Earth, Man and Beast. It can be believed or not believed, makes in no less the TRUTH!
  • First, "This is what does happen" - in reference to the processes of evolution. Then, "This is what we think happened" - in reference to the exact evolutionary path (especially timescale) of any individual species
  • Theory of evolution.Doesn`t that mean nobody really knows,but this is the closest we can get, based on the facts we can gather ,at this time?
  • Evolution should be taught as all science is taught. The same way we teach geology, astronomy, electronics, math, and physics. We never teach science as an absolute. Evolution is taught as these are the observations and this is our best explanation of those observations. There is as much evidence for evolution and convergence with other sciences as there is for any branch of science. There is no reason to teach evolution any differently than any other science just because it scares a small sub-set of Christians.
  • Why does there need to be a distinction? Why is it singled out of all the other sciences? Personally, I don't see what there is to gain from changing the wording from a purely scientific basis. Evolution has stood up to over a century of scrutiny, why should we out of the blue begin to doubt its validity? The majority of scientists believe it today, and evolution purports a very strong and logical argument. Case closed.
  • Science is constantly finding out more specific and detailed information, and sometimes a discovery shows that prior thinking was wrong. Therefore "This is what we THINK happened" is correct.
  • Abrupt appearance of animals. All the different, basic kinds of animals appear abruptly and fully functional in the strata - with no proof of ancestors. "Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and paleontology does not provide them." (David Kitts, paleontologist and Evolutionist) Darwin was embarrassed by the fossil record. It contains no proof for macroevolution of animals.
  • How about this is the only realistic logical way to understand the evidence presented to us by rational thought.
  • I personally think that evolution should be taught as "this is what did happened". There are plenty of evidence for evolution.
  • "1. This is what we see in the fossil record. 2. This is what we see in modern species. 3. This is what we see in breeding experiments. 4. This is how the theory of evolution by natural selection explains the evidence (contrasted, say, with Lamarckism). 5. This is how DNA and genes work. 6. This is how evolution by natural selection works in terms of DNA and genes. 7. This is the history of how the theory of evolution by natural selection overcame its opposition."
  • It should be ... evolution, this is what IS still happening ... Evolution of Earth does not stop until Earth is no more. Evolution of human, when the last human remains. Biology. change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift. ______________________ How did Man evolve? ... now thats another question? Biology. to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive state or condition: The human species evolved from an ancestor that was probably arboreal.
  • Since nobody really knows for sure what happened, it can only be taught as, "WE THINK". There is no such thing as perfect science.
  • If you are teaching Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Psychology, even Engineering then you are teaching the Theory of Evolution. It should be taught as a collection of facts. We know that this happened, and understand how it happened, and we can project what might be the next step. Some of the underlying processes are still to be fully explained, but this is how we think, based upon observable evidence, they work.
  • I'D SAY THINK AS NO ONE REALLY KNOW AS N0 ONE WAS THERE.
  • How should the solar system be taught? "We THINK the earth is round" -- OR -- "the earth IS round"?
  • there is strong evidence to support evolution, god did a great job in laying out the laws of nature
  • what we THINK happened because there is no evidence it did.
  • Since it CAN'T be "definitively" answered, the only FAIR answer would be "This is what we THINK happened!" and even then, that's just a theory of a select few. Take another select few, and they'll give you entirely DIFFERENT hypothesis!
  • What we THINK happened.
  • This is what may be happining since the dawn of time to the end
  • This is what DID happen, but you don't have to know that if you don't want to.
  • I think the evidence in favor of evolution is strong. Even today, as we develop new and better antibiotics, the bugs they're developed to kill adapt, change their defensive mechanisms and fight off the new drugs. If we define evolution as changing to adapt to differing conditions then this example is a good one. Furthermore, some humans adapted to the blowing sands of the desert and developed a second eyelid to protect them from the sand. The difficulty lies in discovering the exact archaeological background from which the evolution took place. The mere fact that lineage remains somewhat of a mystery does not disprove the evolution theory.
  • It should be taught: "Here is what the evidence shows."
  • Technically, you can't say that something called a scientific theory is 100% fact. However, it would be very important to say more than the Theory of Evolution is just what we think happened. It should be made clear that the theory is one of, if not the strongest scientific theories (based on the amount of evidence, like DNA and the whole fossil record), and not only for the existence of evolution (which can be observed), but also for the mechanisms which drive it.
  • I think it should be taught as the dominant accepted theory. As in like "This is what scientists agree makes the most sense and we have the most evidence in support of." But I think they should also state the disagreements and explain why people do not believe in evolution. I think unless something is proven 100%, both sides should at least be explained with more attention on the more likely scenario.
  • If you're going to say this is what we think happened, you might as well teach that we think F=ma and we think the earth goes round the sun. There's no point in teaching things if it's not taught as fact otherwise people just ignore it
  • Facts only, please. I don't give a rat's ass what people who are teaching my young brain THINK happened. Facts.
  • Very interesting question - I believe it should be taught "this is what we think happened", new discoveries are found all the time, understanding of evolution and the history of life changes all the time. Even taking God entirely out of the equation, it would be ignorant to present it as definitive fact. The precise details of evolution are up for dispute.
  • doesn't need to be taught at all. It has no relevance to anything. How often do you use that in everyday life? you don't unless you are a college professor.
  • Neither. It should be taught as "this is what the evidence suggests and what the evidence confirms".

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