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Geoscience teachers add their voice for evolution

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, issued in 2006.

In its statement, the NAGT recognizes that "the scientific theory of evolution is a foundational concept of science, and therefore must also be a cornerstone of science education," observes that "[s]cientists often disagree about explanations of how evolution works, the importance of specific evolutionary processes, or the patterns that are observed, but all agree that evolution has occurred and is occurring now," and insists that "invoking non-naturalistic or supernatural events or beings, often guised as 'creation science,' 'scientific creationism,' or 'intelligent design theory,' are not scientific in character, do not conform to the scientific usage of the word theory, and should not be part of valid science curricula."

The NAGT's statement is now reproduced, by permission, on NCSE's website, and will also be contained in the fourth edition of NCSE's Voices for Evolution.