Another long day...
Now, I am thinking through how I can use the Explore Evolution textbook in in the courses I teach. Mostly, I am realizing how inadequate the content is in terms of addressing neo-Darwinism. It makes me wonder whether I need to split the course in two - one would deal with astronomical design and the other with biological evolution. (Aren't you fascinated to know this?)
Probably the best piece of information I gained today was Jonathan Wells' recommendation for a high school and AP/college biology textbook. He said that although the texts still contain evolution, most of the "icons" have been removed or corrected.
AP/college: Campbell and Reese, Biology (7th edition)
High school: Campbell and Reese, et al., Biology: Concepts & Connections (5th edition)
If I can get approval from my boss, I will order samples of these texts soon. I am hopeful that using one of them, along with the Explore Evolution supplement, would make a great science course. I would love to finally have something useful to tell educators - whether they teach in public school, Christian school, or homeschool.