The purpose of this originseducation.org web-site is to provide scientific information that academically challenges the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution while encouraging the incorporation of new genomic and other scientific discoveries over the last several decades into school curricula. We support the various Controversial Science Topics Education Bills promoted in several states currently.
Education about biological evolution has implications pertaining to where we come from, who we are, how we view the world, and for many, pertaining to our religious beliefs.
This website likewise does not promote any religiously-coded teachings masquerading as science, but instead is open to the idea that schools should be free to follow the scientific evidence wherever it leads, even when it means that popular theories from the 19th century may need to be radically revamped.
Darwinian evolution is often taught in our public schools without critical discussion. In addition, relevant scientific evidence that challenges the standard Darwinian evolution dogma is often excluded. Excluding evidence on one side of a controversial scientific issue prevents scientific objectivity. Our students must be exposed to relevant scientific evidence on all sides of origins theory to develop an informed and objective understanding of this controversial topic.
The proposed Controversial Science Topics Education Bill and others like it stipulate that teachers cannot be prohibited from including relevant scientific information on either the strengths or weaknesses pertaining to controversial scientific topics (including biological and chemical evolution) when those subjects are taught in the public schools. The bill pertains solely to the teaching of scientific information and specifically does not protect the promotion of any religion, religious doctrine, or religious belief.
Students may be held accountable for knowing and understanding material taught, but they may not be penalized because they subscribe to a particular position on the controversial scientific topic being taught.
Additionally this website will explore other innovations in science education including, of course, some of the more controversial topics that need to be discussed if we are truly taking an objective approach towards teaching the student.