Why teach evolution?

Read essays about the importance of teaching evolution written by academics, researchers, educators, and theologians.

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NCSE asked scientists, educators, authors, and science fans to write brief essays answering the question "Why teach evolution?" The result — NCSE's Why Teach Evolution essays — demonstrate the critical importance of teaching evolution in our nation's schools.

Writing in The Humanist, NCSE's Glenn Branch explained the campaign, suggesting, "The greater the range ... the greater the reassurance it provides to science teachers."

Posted initially were contributions by:

to which were added contributions by:

and last but not least:

  • Buster, NCSE's Director of Fun
Glenn Branch
Short Bio

Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.