[Taxacom] Fwd: evolution education

Richard Jensen rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Fri Feb 4 07:51:28 CST 2011

Thanks, Mike.  I was about to write a similar response.

Dick J

On 2/4/2011 8:29 AM, Vincent, Michael A. Dr. wrote:
> I rarely respond to a post on TAXACOM, but feel the statement made by John Grehan needs a response.  He said "I sometimes wonder if evolution would be better served left out of the pre-university education system altogether."
> Given the fact that the majority of people in our country do not pursue education post-high school, this seems a very naïve and disappointing statement.  If evolution is left out of science education in our country, we will all suffer for it.  We have enough ignorance about the topic already!
> Mike
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