RCL #8 – Paradigm Shift Essay Draft

Introduction

  • Discuss the current acceptance of evolution in the education system along with the denial that it is still met with among religious institutions and followers.
  • Detail the unchallenged creationism that was established beforehand and the fact that evidence had surfaced to compete with religious theories.
  • Explain the shift that took place once evolution was legally allowed to be taught in schools.
  • Thesis: With the objective of proving evolution to be the answer to the question, “How did we get here?” the scientific community’s tireless work accumulated to changing the way we interpret the world and ourselves: an understanding that can only grow stronger as science and technology continues to advance.

Before Evolutionary Concept 

  • Talk about the infallible idea of religion that many followed during the 1800s when Charles Darwin lived.
  • Evidence
  • Commentary
  • Briefly discuss Darwin’s proposal of evolution by means of natural selection.

Implications (Analysis)

  • Explain the shock, discomfort, and sometimes anger that Darwin’s theory brought about.
  • Evidence
  • Commentary

Research Leading up to the Paradigm Shift

  • Darwin’s theory started being widely accepted in late 1800s while research continued.
  • Evidence
  • Commentary
  • Include brief supported argument against evolutionist theory provided by creationists.

Implications (Analysis)

  • Describe the actions of the Evolution Protest Movement (EPM).
  • Evidence
  • Commentary

The Shift 

  • Discuss the introduction of evolution into the school curriculum as opposed to the Genesis creation narrative.
  • Epperson v. Arkansas (1968).
  • Commentary

Implications (Analysis) 

  • Discuss the unhappiness some felt because of the Supreme Court decision.
  • Effects/Evidence
  • Commentary

Concept of Evolution in the Future (post shift)

  • Discuss the still widespread practice of religion despite the knowledge of evolution.
  • Science allows followers of religion to make an informed decision on what they choose to believe.
  • Commentary

Conclusion

  • Restate stuff
  • Decent sentence to end it