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What Is the Expelled
Origins Debate?

Challenge

Evolution should not be the foregone conclusion to any study of human origins.  It is not only Christians who are calling for the debate to remain open; others are advocating for academic freedom as well. In 2004 The American Enterprise, an online publication of the American Enterprise Institute, published an article by Stark, “Facts, Fable and Darwin,” critical of the stifling of debate on evolution. Stark criticized the “Darwinian Crusade” and its “tactic of claiming that the only choice is between Darwin and Bible literalism.” Though not a creationist himself, he believes that though “the theory of evolution is regarded as the invincible challenge to all religious claims, it is taken for granted among the leading biological scientists that the origin of species has yet to be explained.” He suggests that governments “lift the requirement that high school texts enshrine Darwin’s failed attempt as an eternal truth.”

And now (even before the online “test”) you start the real test in this course experience:  What do you think?  The hardest part of listening to all sides is to then determine what side you are on and why.  Now that you have watched the movie and worked your way through both positions, where do you stand?  How will you use this information and discussion?  If the issue is a part of your life and you believe there is something you can do, how will you approach it?  If not, how can you inform others of the issue in order to help them and promote truth?

discussion