The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.
A much better approach would be no religion in biology class, and more science.
There’s no doubt that the confrontation with Darwinian evolution in the 19th century stole much of the confidence of traditional faith leaders.
Boodin’s view that science and metaphysics could mutually inform one another was full of promise.
A primary reason why many biologists never question the standard evolutionary model is their very limited training in mathematics.