Surveys and speculations include morality and politics (no, the Democrats and other leftists do not own science, and Republicans are not anti-science), name calling, straw man arguments, placing blame, and more. What the surveys don't reckon with is that scientific evidence does not support evolution, and that some people are not exactly willing to accept the pronouncements of scientists without thinking for themselves.
Secular scientists are at a loss over how to get their favorite origins story, Darwinian evolution, a more confident presence in schools.To read the rest, saddle up and ride over to "Majority of Biology Teachers Hesitant About Evolution".
After nearly a century of one-sided control of education on origins, Darwinian scientists shouldn’t be faced with this dilemma. After all, their own theory presupposes that human beings are material entities that can be conditioned like other animals. And yet, despite a near total exposure to Darwinian evolution in textbooks, museums, educational TV – and often in the general culture, such as in many sci-fi movies – a substantial majority of the public doesn’t buy the completely materialistic evolution scenario. This includes biology teachers.
In Science Magazine on March 6, Jeffrey Mervis tries to understand “why many U.S. biology teachers are wishy-washy” about teaching evolution: