One of the first things that often comes to mind when thinking about teaching evolutionary science is the dichotomy between evolutionary science and creationist science. This cleavage is founded on a basic misgiving that evolution eliminates God, however very few evolutionary theories have theories of origin as …show more content…
Evolutionary principles have become the foundation for modern biology, have greatly advanced research in several other sciences, and has even been used justify positive and negative actions with broad societal implications. However, it has also greatly impacted education policy. Despite many schools failing to educate their students in evolutionary science, there have been major strides in it since the beginning. The dichotomy between evolutionary science and creationist science is starting to give way to the necessity of understanding evolution to be a cognizant part of scientific culture.
Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection have transformed society and will not be able to continue to do this at the same rate if future generations of biologists are not introduced to his theories until college. By not teaching high school students about evolutionary science, the United States is in effect holding back some of its brightest minds and not allowing them to understand the fundamentals of what they want to study before they begin college.
Even if a student does not want to pursue a career in biology or any of the sciences, having a basic understanding of what makes a human human and not its evolutionary ancestors helps create a sense of global one-ness. In a world teeming with globalization, it can not hurt for people to remember