God, Darwin and My College Biology Class

October 1, 2014

David P. Barash is a professor of evolutionary biology, though, as he points out in this article in The New York Times, calling it that is a bit of a misnomer. After all, evolution is the founding principle of modern biology, and it would be silly to refer to one without the other. It’s also a bit tough to reconcile biology and religion, apparently:

It’s irresponsible to teach biology without evolution, and yet many students worry about reconciling their beliefs with evolutionary science. Just as many Americans don’t grasp the fact that evolution is not merely a “theory,” but the underpinning of all biological science, a substantial minority of my students are troubled to discover that their beliefs conflict with the course material.

(Via Kottke.)