I have read many comments where defenders of evolution point out that the theory of evolution does not explain the origins of life, that is the theory of chemical evolution (better known now as abiogenesis).
In the government schools today though kids will be learning about evolution and how life forms change over time through natural selection and mutations. They will also be taught that all life on earth is descended from one common ancestor. That last statement is speaking to the origin of life on earth.
If the theory of evolution does not try to figure out the origins of life, should it not be taught this way? Would you defenders of evolution that say that the general public is against evolution because we do not understand it properly want to make sure it is taught correctly? Would you be for the correcting of any text book that uses evolution to explain the origins of life on earth?