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Our Position on Evolutionary Theory

Today's political climate regarding evolutionary theory suggests that departments committed to the highest standards of scientific integrity should honestly and openly state their position on evolutionary theory. As many science departments across the academic community have stated;

We unequivocally support evolutionary theory, which has gained unwavering support by scientists who acknowledge that scientific validity comes only as a result of hypothesis testing, sound experimentation, and replication by others. It is this respect for the scientific method and scholastic integrity that has convinced the scientific community that evolutionary theory and the work of Charles Darwin are one of the most important of our time.

In short, we acknowledge that "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (Dobzhansky 1973).

For more extensive information, you can view this video or read the resources from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS.

Sam Houston State University
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