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How much popularity has evolution gained since 1963 when prayer was removed from school?


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July 16, 2015 2:20PM

This Question appears to arise out of a misunderstanding. The Theory of Evolution is not inconsistent with belief in God and is therefore not inconsistent with prayers being said in schools. Nor is the teaching of evolution concerned with popularity - it is concerned with giving students a good grounding in scientific knowledge. The decision to remove prayer from schools was made on different grounds - the constitutional requirement for separation of Church and State, as well as the need to treat students of all faiths and no faith on equal terms.

As with all topics in the curricula, the popularity of evolution as a topic of scientific study depends on the ability of science teachers to make it an interesting and relevant topic to learn.