"Descent with modification" vs." Classroom Lord of the E. Coli"
I get a little bit of flak when discussing evolution. Not a lot, but it's real, and I address it. It works well, and essentially explains everything in biology except the source of life itself
Meanwhile, my AP class today stuck the GFP (green fluorescent protein) gene from jellyfish into E. coli, a major poop bug in our gut. No complaints, no oohs and ahhhs. No recognition of the power of what we did.
We transferred genes from one species of one domain (Eukarya) into a species of a completely different domain (Bacteria) in a high school classroom.