Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Spore As An Educational Tool

Spore is a widely-popular game released in 2008, and many educators have considered using it as a method to teach their students about evolution.  However, this has caused some controversy as to how accurate the game is in comparison to the real-world scenario.  Video games are known for their inaccuracies, so is it a good thing to be showing theories that are skewed in favor of making a game playable?  Evolution is a multi-faceted theory that no one can duplicate precisely, but that does not stop people from finding new and sometimes accurate ways to demonstrate it.