Science of Evolution Questioned by Arizona State Official

Date: May 2018

Agency: AZ, State

Explanation: Bias and Misrepresentation

Scientist: Other

In May 2018, in an interview on Arizona television, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas questioned the scientific basis for the theory of evolution. She stated:

“Evolution has been an ongoing debate for almost 100 years now. There’s science to back up parts of it, but not all of it.”

Superintendent Douglas has previously endorsed the teaching “intelligent design,” an unproven theory which asserts holds that the universe and living things were created by some intelligent entity and cannot have arisen through an undirected process, such as natural selection.