Evolution Syllabus in Classroom Version 3.0?

Just because you do not believe in the validity and the approach that is taken by its instigators and it’s advocates does not mean that we do not take time to see the picture and understand their take on it. In fact, there are much good that can come from understanding the theory itself; evolution that is.

I was more taken aback by this development:

Evolution has taken another step away from being dismissed as “a theory” in the classroom, thanks to a new article in PLoS Biology. The research article, by Brian Paegel and Gerald Joyce of The Scripps Research Institute, California, documents the automation of evolution: they have produced a computer-controlled system that can drive the evolution of improved RNA enzymes–biological catalysts–without human input. In the future, this “evolution-machine” could feature in the classroom as well as the lab, allowing students to watch evolution happen in their biology lessons.

That’s the abstract and intro to the short news (link below).

PLoS Biology (2008, April 9). Evolution In The Classroom: ‘Evolution Machine’ Lets Students See It Happen. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 11, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/04/080408085508.htm

What is perplexing is the fact, the debate and ‘fight’ has come to this level; the class rooms. Education, in the end, is the one area that matters. God (our Designer and Creator) created the intricacies of the brain for one main purpose (on a worldly level); to mature and gather more knowledge (on a spiritual level) in order that we are better able to appreciate the Grace of God and give Him the due that is His.

It will only go downhill from here. In America, the fight has clearly been on high gear for the last 20 years. We’ll see the repercussions in the next 50. Europe has lost it’s educatioinal view a long time ago (30 years) during the Cold War. That analysis, I’ll save for a personal occasion. 🙂


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