Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Debate by Answering this Query:
Required Guide: Natural Selection | Darwin’s Life |
Required Readings: Frisky Dirt | Random Mutations | The Faith of Physical Causes | On Reductionism |
Required Films: Evolution Trilogy | Darwin’s DNA | We Are All Scientists | Evolution Explained in 4 Minutes |
The Genetic Connection | The Darwin-Wallace Debate | The Magic of Evolution |
Essay Prompt: Write a 1000 word (or more) critical essay on the evolution vs. intelligent design debate by answering this query: Why do the vast majority of biologists find evolution by natural selection to be more persuasive than intelligent design/creationism. Conversely, why is intelligent design/creationism still popular in America? Post your essay on your own personal website (created via google sites) only after it has been reviewed by at least two students on the MSAC Writing Class forum.
Sharing and Responding to Other Student Essays: Each student is required to critique two student essays that are not his own per required assignment. Each critique should include pointing out any spelling, grammatical, logical, and/or factual errors. In order to accomplish this, you should post your essay first on the MSAC Writing Class forum for review. After incorporating any noticed corrections (from spelling to logical errors), then post your final draft on your own personal google website, which can easily be created for free on google sites.
Each student should list whatever corrections (if any) as an addendum on each of their papers and the names of the students who provided such feedback. Once a student has received two replies, it is important that you choose an essay that has not yet been corrected or only has one response. Otherwise, some students will not be able to receive the necessary feedback responses.