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Creationism/Intelligent Design vs. Evolution

  • Evidence for natural selection seems compelling. The Theory of Evolution arises from those facts and unifies our scientific understanding of life at all levels: molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem.
  • The Theory of Evolution takes no position on God or spiritual beliefs. These are beyond the realm of science and not testable by the methods of science.
  • "Creationism" or "Intelligent Design" are alternative ways to think about origin of species, but they are not scientific theories. Scientific theories are based on observable physical evidence. Theories lead to predictions that can be tested through research.

A large list of links to Web sites dealing with various aspects of evolution can be found at The official position of the National Science Teacher Association is found on their Web site.


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