Unfortunately, my experience is that most evangelical church
either YECs or at least YEC sympathizers, so I foresee little likelihood of
such a curriculum being offered in evangelical churches. And I would bet
real money that most home schooling materials are anti evolutionary.
Pro-evolution advocacy by militant atheists is not helping either..
Perhaps a strong statement by the ASA that you can believe in evolution and
the gospel would be helpful. What do you think, guys?
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> An overall result of the NSF study is that science education &
>scientific literacy in the US is, in a word, bad. I think that the
>state of science education is an important social issue that churches
>should be addressing.
I having just read Miller's Finding Darwin's God and being half-way through
Pennock's "Tower of Babel." I couldn't agree more. (Your book is next on my
list, George!) What seems to be needed is some sort of cirriculum for a
School-type class that incorporates that type of explanation of evolutionary
theory with a polite but well-reasoned refutation of the typical YEC
misinformation AND a thoughtful study of the relevant scriptures. (Add a
video presentaion and a guarentee of weight loss and babies sleeping through
the night and you might have yourself a best seller! :)
> A related issue: Some may reply that the answer to bad science
>education is home schooling. But that prompts another question: What
>fraction of kids who are being home schooled are being taught some
>variant of creation science or ID?
Of ones that are being home-schooled primarily for religious reasons,
a lot. How many well-meaning home-schooling parents are finding nothing but
that in the Christian-based materials being marketed to them? Until
evolutionists get better at presented their science as complementary to
than in opposition to a Christian worldview, homeschooling parents will have
little incentive to seek out such materials for their children.
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