Evolution Education Resources
Take a Stand for Science & Support Evolution Education
FASEB Statement on Teaching Evolution, December 2005
“Evolution is among the most thoroughly tested theories in the biological sciences. It is supported by volumes of scientific evidence in numerous fields, including genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, comparative anatomy, immunology, geology, and paleontology. Moreover, evolution lays the foundation for much of what we know about genetics, immunology, antibiotic resistance, human origins, and the adaptation of species to a changing environment. Removing evolution from the classroom, or misrepresenting evolution as a flawed theory, deprives students of one of the most important tenets of science and the basis of our understanding of biology and medicine…”
Scientists, educators, and informed citizens can play a critical role in ensuring that students receive a high quality science education. The resources presented here provide background information and talking points to help you argue for the importance of teaching evolution and to oppose the introduction of non-scientific beliefs, such as intelligent design, in science classes. The site also provides tips and resources for communicating about these issues with policy makers and the public. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive resource. There is a wealth of information on the web (links are provided throughout) that you are encouraged to explore on your own.