Darwin and Religion
Pupils explore the reaction to Darwin’s findings as evidenced through his letters. Activities investigate the role of tolerance, questions of faith and scientific compatibility and how, in today’s society, we can contribute to the communities we live in.
By the end of the activities pupils will be able to:
- define positions of belief and non-belief and describe the conflict in Darwin’s mind over the issue of religion.
- examine issues of societal conflict, consider the importance of tolerance and suggest successful methods of resolution.
- construct arguments representing different attitudes towards religion
- explore issues of contemporary philanthropy in the context of (and outside of) organised religion.