Biological Evolution and the History of the Earth Are Foundations of Science
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 3, page 24, 15 January 2008
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2008), Biological Evolution and the History of the Earth Are Foundations of Science, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(3), 24–24, doi:10.1029/2008EO030005.(
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AGU affirms the central importance of including scientific theories of Earth history and biological evolution in science education. Within the scientific community, the theory of biological evolution is not controversial, nor have “alternative explanations” been found. This is why no competing theories are required by the U.S. National Science Education Standards. Explanations of natural phenomena that appeal to the supernatural or are based on religious doctrine—and therefore cannot be tested through scientific inquiry—are not scientific, and have no place in the science classroom.