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Should Darwinism Be Taught In Schools Whether or not we should allow the Darwinism Theory of evolution to be taught in schools is a controversial issue that has affected the United States since the late 1800s Teaching evolution in the public schools most likely will remain a contentious battle between scientists and certain sects of Christianity even though it has been close to 80 years since the first attempt to stifle the scientific theory The theory of Charles Darwin should be taught to and studied by students in both todays public and private schools for there is not and should not ever be a limit on learning and education Charles Robert Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundation of multiple evolutionary theorys with his concept of the development of forms of life through the process of natural selection Darwin was born in England on February 12 1809 and after attending the elite school in Shrewsbury England attended the University of Edinburgh to study medicine In 1827 he dropped out of medical school and entered the University of Cambridge becoming a painstaking observer of natural phenomena and collector of specimens Graduating from Cambridge in 1831 22-year-old Darwin was taken aboard the English survey ship HMS Beagle as an unpaid naturalist on a scientific exploration around the world Darwins job as a naturalist aboard the Beagle gave him the opportunity to observe the various geological formations found on different continents and islands along the way as well as a huge variety of fossils and living organisms After returning to England in 1836 Darwin began to record his ideas about the ability of change in species Pointing to variability within species Darwin observed that while offspring inherit a resemblance to their parents they are not identical to them He further noted that some of the differences between offspring and parents were not due solely to the environment but were themselves often inheritable Darwin
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