Dallas TV Report on Teaching Evolution and Intelligent Design
This CBS News report falls immediately into the hole of stereotyping the debate over
evolution as simply a religious issue. The reporter ominously opines: "How did life begin? The question often divides faith and science." This is an all too familiar setup for an Inherit the Wind style treatment of the issue -- as if the only questions about Darwinism are religious ones. Not so. There are a lot of scientific questions at play in this debate -- indeed, all of the serious questions about the evidence are scientific.
Yet, as the report goes on, it manages to climb out of that hole to give a better, fuller look at the overall debate. This story shows that while there may be philosophical or religious implications to the science, it is the science that is at the heart of the debate. It's an interesting clip, and the reporter has an insightful commentary at the end, where he says:
If we as adults keep our minds open, and are willing to explore all possibilities, that is one of the most important lessons we can possibly pass along to our children.Watch it here. Click on the clip titled: Teaching Evolution in Public Schools.