Tran 1 “Intelligent Design on Trial” Evolution also known as “descent with modification” was a scientific theory that Darwin proposed which now stands to be one of the most questioned theories. This theory proposed that Earth’s many species are descendants of ancestral species that were different from the species in the present. Although, Darwin’s theory was based off of physical proof and evidence not everyone could agree. In the small town of Dover Pennsylvania, evolution was seen to be frowned upon by half of the community. Since evolution is the theory that all living organisms have been evolving from the first generation species, such as humankind theoretically evolving from monkeys and apes. In 2004, The Dover school board demanded science teachers to stop teaching evolution and instead teach what’s called “Creationism” or also known as “Intelligent Design”. This “Intelligent Design” was an alternate belief on evolution, it was the idea that life is too complicated to have evolved naturally and that it must’ve been created from an “intelligent agent” also known as God.
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- Fall '16
- Evolution, Intelligent design