Teaching evolution to young Christian skeptics

Just because evolution is being taught in the classroom doesn’t mean the students actually believe it. SFGate discusses¬†the struggle many teachers have trying to get Christian skeptics to open up to Darwin’s ideas.

Some come armed with “Ten questions to ask your biology teacher about evolution,” a document circulated on the Internet that highlights supposed weaknesses in evolutionary theory. Others scrawl their opposition on homework assignments. Many just tune out.

With a mandate to teach evolution but little guidance as to how, science teachers are contriving their own ways to turn a culture war into a lesson plan. How they fare may bear on whether a new generation of Americans embraces scientific evidence alongside religious belief.

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