Teach the controversy

Some how I don’t think this is what they had in mind:

A disagreement between the twin giants of genetic theory, Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson, is now being fought out by rival academic camps in an effort to understand how species evolve.

The simple fact is that with any scientific theory there is going to be some amount of controversy. The deep intricate details are often not known with perfect certainty and this is where scientists spend much of their time and effort.

Disputes are inevitable. However disputes over small intricate details do not in any way imply that the overall theory is being disputed. EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins might disagree over this particular detail but both of them would agree in the strongest possible terms about the big picture validity of evolutionary theory.

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