Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Church needs better evolution education

Good news from the Catholic News Service:
Catholic educators need better teaching programs about evolution "to correct the anti-evolution biases that Catholics pick up" from the general society, according to a U.S. bishops' official involved in dialogue with scientists for 20 years.
Without a church view of human creation that is consistent with currently accepted scientific knowledge, "Catholicism may begin to seem less and less 'realistic' to more and more thoughtful people," said David Byers, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Science and Human Values from 1984 to 2003.

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