AI: Darwin Day and Evolution Education

AI: Darwin Day and Evolution Education

Today is Darwin Day!

I was really lucky and went to schools that taught biology quite well as I was growing up. Not only did I come out of school with a fairly good idea of how evolution works, I even had the opportunity to take a high school biotechnology class in which we did things like very basic DNA testing and learned about what was then (1999) cutting edge genetics research. I have since learned that not everyone was so lucky.

What did you learn about evolution growing up? How has your perspective and understanding changed as you’ve aged?

The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3pm ET.

Benny bounces back and forth between Madison Wisconsin and Chicago Illinois, staying in one place only long enough to take a physics class or engage in a battle of wits with the unarmed. He has, at age 30, finally decided what he wants to be if he grows up, and is attempting to study science during the week while teaching classes on alternative sexuality and gender issues on the weekends. Benny is a queer polyamorous transman, curious skeptic, and enthusiastic seeker of knowledge.

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  1. Benny,

    I wonder how many Creationists heads have exploded just at the very thought of “Darwin Day” But all kidding aside, I was interested in evolution even as a young boy. Luckily I went to a great school ( despite it being a public school ) and neither of my parents were creationists. I think parents whose kids go to schools that don’t do a good job covering evolution might want to consider getting a few good age appropriate books on the subject. Its something that is really necessary for a basic science education.

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