Science: Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Science: Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a reflection of how politics and media have distorted the scientific term "theory" to fit comfortably into their definition of evolution. As a result, the evolutionary process and the teaching thereof have gone on to create a controversy in schools that seems to have no end. The purpose of the assignment is to highlight a current issue in education. Teaching evolution in science classrooms remains complex because teachers do not know how to approach such sensitive subject matter.
Religion v. Science: Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
"Science is a system of exploring the natural universe through data collected by observation, experimentation, and peer verification (Arkansas Curriculum Framework, http://arkedu.state.ar.us/curriculum/benchmarks.html#Science, 1999.)". In science, an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena is called a theory and theories incorporate facts, laws, and tested hypotheses. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a body of knowledge. Before being awarded the title of theory, the explanation is obliged to meet certain conditions. It must posses the ability to explain what has been observed, predict what has not yet been observed, and be tested by further experimentation and be modified as required by the acquisition of new data (Framework, 1999). Moreover, the explanation cannot conflict with observations from other areas f science. A tested theory is as close to the truth as scientist can get without the evidence at hand. The lack of evidence is why Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has caused such tremendous controversy in the educational realm after years of improvements in the fields of genetics and biochemistry and after years of thousands of different test.