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Unformatted text preview: 8/29/2009 1 3 points about evolution vs. creationism: 1. We are frequently presented in the media with a choice between "atheistic evolution" and "Biblical creationism but this is a false choice, as there are many positions in between these extremes that are held by people of good faith. 2. Students have to decide where they fall on the spectrum of beliefs, and how this relates to their personal values. It is not the job of a biology course to indoctrinate them. 3. However, evolution is a cornerstone of biology, and students must be familiar with it to have any idea of how real biology is done. Charles Darwin: Evolution of a Scientist He had planned to enter the ministry, but his discoveries on a fateful voyage 170 years ago shook his faith and changed our conception of the origins of life. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10118787/site/newsweek/ Charles Darwin (18091882) HMS Beagle , 18311836 samples and observations Galapagos and South America especially read Lyells book on geology, which proposed...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course BIO 181 taught by Professor Milton during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.
- Fall '08