Statement on Teaching Evolution
The University respects the rights of individuals to their personal religious and philosophical beliefs, including those persons who may hold and advocate a faith-based view that differs from evolution.
At the same time, as an academic scientific community and a high research activity, land-grant institution, we affirm scientific principles that are testable and anchored in evidence, and we expect teaching in the areas of life, earth, and physical science courses or curricula reflect such principles.
The University of Idaho’s position is consistent with views articulated by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and more than 60 other scientific and educational societies.
M. Duane Nellis, President
University of Idaho