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View Diary: Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question** (365 comments)

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  •  I taught the controversy and suggest (6+ / 0-)

    1) Have students watch all or parts of NOVA's Judgement Day.

    2) Give them a "problem" to solve like how to stop a mold harming our crops or how to fight a virus that keeps changing its DNA. Ask them to suggest solving it with evolutionary theory and with ID. I have a biologist friend who does this.

    3) Stress what a good theory is: a) explains lots of phenomena (evolution biology, chemistry, agriculture, medicine, psychology, etc.) b) it is useful (see "2" above) and c) it can be proven false (how can you disprove ID?)

    I don't know what consciousness is or how it works, but I like it.

    by SocioSam on Mon May 06, 2013 at 01:09:03 PM PDT

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