Why isn’t evolution theory more widely taught?
Is it all due to religious backlash? If it were more widely taught, would we know more about the past too? Be able to answer these questions?:
- Who was our direct evolutionary ancestor? Was it Homo heidelbergensis, like many paleoanthropologists think, or another species?
- How much interbreeding occurred between our species and Homo neanderthalensis?
- What does the future hold for our species in an evolutionary sense? source
Would we know the names of all the ages? And what progress we made during them? source
For eg. Most of the basic tools we still use today were first made during the stone age with chert/flint or obsidian. (so we’re evolved, huh?) Though the iron age did improve on their endurance under use. They had basic housing, clothes and social organization too.
Why do we refuse to look at the earlier and world cultures? Let alone allow our children to learn about them? (No it’s not ALL xtian bias) Maybe we could see it as a story or a thought experiment, rather than seeing it as a threat to who we are now? Because even in the day of the internet and all these educational opps. we still have to hunt like we’re after our evening’s meal to find what should be widely known. IMO