As a scientist, it is hard to discard tangible evidence that shows life has evolved across species. For example, the sequencing of human DNA, a consequence of the Human Genome project, has provided data which makes perfect sense within evolutionary theory.
Here religion is accommodated to science by having each of the six days of creation be not twenty-four hours but long periods of time — even thousands or millions of years.
The concepts of genetics and hereditary did not come along until later when introduced by Gregor Mendel, and later the study of evolution emerged with the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick in Recently, however, the Center conducted a survey in which respondents were randomly assigned to be asked about evolution in one of two different ways.
Far too many high school and college biology courses fail to equip students to understand the scientific basis of evolution.
So when biologists say that they have observed evolution, they mean that they have detected a change in the frequency of genes in a population. So why does thrombin suddenly start clipping bits off fibrinogen?
Consequently, defending the factual accuracy of the Bible becomes paramount.
The Little Rock Ministerial Association supported Epperson's challenge, declaring, "to use the Bible to support an irrational and an archaic concept of static and undeveloping creation is not only to misunderstand the meaning of the Book of Genesis, but to do God and religion a disservice by making both enemies of scientific advancement and academic freedom".
Social and human factors play a role in the scientific enterprise, but this does not invalidate scientific conclusions.