After a sadly abbreviated section on evolution due to curriculum constraints, I provided some space for students to journal their thought processes. Growing up in a predominantly bimodal distribution of beliefs on evolution and from a Christian school background.
bold is student number 1
italics is student number 2
Is there conflict between science and faith?
Yes, I believe so. Some/most scientists don’t believe in the bible or trust its teachings. This can cause certain people to believe those scientists while those think they are wrong because it doesn’t
correspond with the bible.
Yes, there is. There is conflict about how the Earth was created and how the world will end
What are some of your thoughts on evolution?
I believe that evolution has somewhat happened, but I don’t believe that humans come from apes or
monkeys. I read the bible and believe that evolution is not true in the aspects others think it is.
I love evolution and I think that it’s super cool.
Is evolution incompatible with the Christian faith?
No, I don’t think evolution is compatible with Christian faith. We came from Adam and Eve and the Lord has created us in his image we didn’t evolve from other animals. I believe evolution has somewhat happened, kind of like the natural selection.
Yes, in a way.
What could be your vision for a better relationship between faith and science?
I feel if we had more Christian scientists our relationship with science and the ideas presented would be better beneficial to our world and current society, though many people would say it is wrong.
Faith agreeing with science
Do you have any lingering questions about evolution?
No, I feel that I have learned what I need to know. Even though I don’t believe in evolution I know that learning and seeing the other side is good for me.
I apologize for the brief nature of their responses as they are 15 and it was the last week of school before Christmas.