Thank you, Ryan. You said it much better than I. I'm a Creationist as well, but I'm working on my Middle School Science certification. Eventually, I will most likely be teaching science, as well as math. When that happens, I will teach the facts about evolution (as you have done here). If pressed, I will point out the flaws (or scientific hole) in Darwins theory in regards to common descent. EdEd - Awesome post as always. You also nailed my own sentiments exactly. Yes, I do try to "lead" the discussion when it occurs, but most often, I do that by playing the Devil's Advocate and supporting or suggesting an opposing view - just as I asked some members in the Pledge thread if they would still recite and/or respect/value it if it read "one nation under Allah" (never did get an answer that... ). Anyway, it is rare that I actually state my own, personal opinion on any topic in class. Instead, I'm far more likely to take the opposite view to make the kids offer support and/or counterarguments - which encourages their critical thinking.