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ERIC Number: ED080354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 8
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Origins of Life: A Current Controversy.
Moore, John N.
This paper advocates that a creation model, as well as an evolution model, should be presented to students when discussing the origins of life. The author argues that the traditional evidence supporting evolution is circumstantial in nature, whereas a major prediction from the creation model (that gaps exist between distinct kinds of living animals and plants) is confirmed by conclusive evidence. Evolution, like creation, is a faith and not open to scientific investigation. Yet evolution is taught as a dogma in the public schools as evidenced by: (1) indoctrination in the belief of spontaneous generation, (2) indoctrination in the belief in transitional forms between different kinds of organisms, and (3) indoctrination in the belief in mutations as the raw material of evolutionary change. It is suggested that science teachers admit that there are sound scientific and pedagogical reasons why both the evolution model and the creation model should be taught, as objectively as possible, whenever teachers and students are discussing origins. (JR)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (21st, Detroit, Michigan, March 30-April 3, 1973)