The Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America recently posted their position statement on the teaching of science in the classroom (Approved November 2006).

The SETAC North America Board of Directors explicitly states that science is "the acquisition of new knowledge based upon observations, hypotheses, experimentation and the study of physical evidence and is based on the fundamental assumption that observations of the physical world can be explained by natural causes."

Further, given the definition and nature of science, SETAC affirms that evolution by natural selection is an underlying principle of biology.

To read SETAC's statement and those from other AIBS member societies on teaching evolution, go to: http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/teaching_evolution.html

 


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