The fact that evolution is both important and “controversial” is one reason we strongly favor teaching it thoroughly in high school biology classes.
But your next question should be what he means by “God.”
Amazingly, it’s the chief objection raised to religious belief from Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion.
Mindless adherence to stereotypes is one of the most effective weapons in Darwinism’s arsenal.
If you want to get skeptical students to learn about evolution, Dawkins’s methods are probably the worst possible way to go about doing that.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is already mocking SB 893 as the “Tennessee monkey bill.”
Surely, genuine “skepticism” is not a position one takes, but rather an approach to evaluating claims.
Krauss’s A Universe from Nothing is a superior and accessible rehashing of the concept of the “landscape,” also known as the “multiverse.”
You are witnessing a real-time scientific trial. (And they say intelligent-design advocates don’t do those!) Here we go.
“None of the common Ice Age mammals and birds responded to any of the climate changes at La Brea in the last 35,000 years.”