[Taxacom] Fwd: evolution education

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Fri Feb 4 08:04:59 CST 2011

My thinking was that if evolution is so badly taught already then perhaps we are better off without it. I realize that may be controversial view, and don't expect many would agree.


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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!


Dr. Michael A. Vincent, Curator
W.S. Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Department of Botany
Miami University - MSC 1052
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"It is no accident that we see green almost wherever we look...Without green plants to outnumber us at least ten to one there would be no energy to power us." - Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth (2009)


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