Did Biology Instructor Teach Creationism?

August 9, 2010

An adjunct at Oklahoma City Community College has decided not to teach there anymore -- after 17 years of doing so -- following a student complaint that he taught creationism alongside evolution in a biology course, The Oklahoman reported. A college spokesman said that the complaint was handled informally, and that the instructor was urged to follow the syllabus. The adjunct, Michael Talkington, made the decision not to teach again, the spokesman said. Talkington told the newspaper that he had never taught creationism, but had told students that there are "other schools of thought" beyond evolution.

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top