Tallahassee Democrat columnist Gerald Ensley encourages his readers to attend the local Darwin Day celebration where they will, hopefully, learn a thing or two about evolution.
Florida, Illinois and Oklahoma are the only three states that currently do not teach evolution. The omission is one of the chief reasons Florida’s science-education standards have twice been given an F by national evaluators. Such poor science education is crippling our students in college admissions and in the job market.
Scientists explain that evolution is like gravity: a theory and a fact. Both are explanations and observed behaviors. There is debate on some aspects of natural selection in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Yet 99.8 percent of all scientists agree evolution has been proved through the study of fossils and animals.