Room for Darwin and the Bible

“Room for Darwin and the Bible,” New York Times, September 30, 1986.


The current teaching of evolution in our public schools does indeed have an ideological bias against religious belief – teaching as ”fact” what is only hypothesis. But religious instruction in our public schools is something we have carefully avoided for most of American history, for the good and obvious reasons that in a pluralist society, theological issues can so easily become a focus of conflict. If believing Christians are persuaded that their children are not exposed to anti-religious instruction, one may reasonably hope that they will feel comfortable once again with this American tradition.

New York Times