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Nerevarine's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Nerevarine

Over here in Arizona, high school biology classes do not present evolution at all (at least at the schools I attended). For me, biology was nothing more that a collection of facts about various living things - classification (phylum, order, species, etc...), the parts of cells, a tiny bit about DNA, the various kinds of microorganisms, plant anatomy and how photosynthesis works, and finally human anatomy.

I hated biology because it seemed like just a large collection of separate, mostly unrelated facts and fancy definitions to memorize. At a school where most of the students came from deeply religious families (and I suspect many of the teachers were creationists), I guess I couldn't expect anything more.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:59:06 UTC | #946058