Feb. 12 marks the birthday of Charles Darwin and the celebration of Darwin Day, an observance that highlights the theory of evolution set forth in Darwin’s 1859 work, The Origin of Species. But in state legislatures and on the campaign trail, the debate over evolution is about more than science.
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Feb. 12 marks the birthday of Charles Darwin and the celebration of Darwin Day, an observance aimed at highlighting the theory of evolution set forth in Darwin’s seminal 1859 work, “The Origin of Species.” Even today, evolution remains a flash point in the debate between faith and science, believers and nonbelievers.
The contest between supporters of evolution and proponents of intelligent design continues to show signs that it is heating up rather than simmering down. Many expected the intelligent design movement to lose steam after a federal judge ruled in December 2005 that the Dover, Pa., school board’s decision to require the teaching of intelligent design [...]
Is the so-called war between faith and science exaggerated? Some people of faith — most prominently conservative Christians, including many evangelicals — interpret the Bible literally and reject the accepted scientific account of the Earth’s origin and the evolution of the human species. Biblical literalists have pushed to get their view, in such forms of [...]
A decades-long conversation about the origins of the world has escalated into a roaring debate about how science should be taught in public schools. Should evolution be taught alone in science classes, or should it be accompanied by alternate theories such as “intelligent design,” the belief that the Earth and its life forms were guided [...]