Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I found a couple of interesting items in the engineering news that I get online:

Most High School Biology Teachers Do Not Endorse Evolution, Study Finds.

Washington Post (1/30, Strauss) "The Answer Sheet" column reported, "The central theory of biology is evolution, yet a new study shows that most high school biology teachers are reluctant to endorse it in class." This is according to a study from Penn State which "examined data from the National Survey of High School Biology Teachers, a representative sample of 926 public high school biology instructors, to reach their conclusions. More high school students take biology than any other science course, the researchers said. They also said that for as many as 25 percent of them, biology is the only science course they will ever take." The article notes that the finding comes at roughly the same time as the results from the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, which found US students were weak in science subjects.

And another item reported that a high school class in South Carolina formed a creation science club. Both of these reports are promising.

I have created a new screen name on AOL for the purpose of communicating with Methodists to try to educate them on the creation/evolution controversy and help them understand my position and hopefully look at their beliefs in God and creation. So if you get an email from you will know where it is coming from.

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