Evolutionary Excesses: A Response to Moore
- America's Anti-Evolution Movement. Moore, Randy // Academic Questions;Spring2002, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p69
Discusses attacks on the teaching of evolution in schools in the United States. Certain states' encouragement of teachers to avoid evolution or to pretend that it does not exist; Attacks by creationists on the teaching of evolution; Legal decisions involving the creationism-evolution controversy.
- Evolution critics seek role for unseen hand in education. Gura, Trisha // Nature;3/21/2002, Vol. 416 Issue 6878, p250
Focuses on the debate regarding the teaching of evolution and creationism in American schools in Cleveland, Ohio. Inclusion of 'intelligent design' in biology lessons; Protests of scientist; Views of Stephen Meyer and Jonathan Wells on 'intelligent design.'
- Creationist vs. Evolutionary Beliefs: Effects on Learning Biology. McKeachie, Wilbert J.; Yi-Guang Lin; Strayer, James // American Biology Teacher;Mar2002, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p189
Presents information on a study which examined the effects of evolutionary teachings on students in a biology class. Effect of biology courses in students' beliefs about evolution; Effects of the students' beliefs on their performance in biology class; Motivation and learning strategies of...
- Evolution Debated Before Texas Education Board. // NSTA Express;1/26/2009, p2
The article reports on the complaint filed by a group of experts and activists before the board of education in Texas over a policy that requires teachers to address the strengths and weakness of scientific theory in teaching evolution. Accordingly, the group noted that the use of the term...
- Creationism still alive and kicking in US public schools. Farrell, John // New Scientist;10/23/2010, Vol. 208 Issue 2783, p01
The article focuses on the teaching of creationism in U.S. public schools despite the landmark court case that banished intelligent design from Pennsylvania classrooms. Chemistry teacher Robert Eschbach said the trial has resulted in teachers being less timid when it comes to evolution...
- Darwin's Hostages. Behe, Michael J. // American Spectator;Dec99/Jan2000, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p32
The article comments on the debate on evolution in the United States. Public reaction to the study and teaching of evolution in Kansas schools is commented on, and the reason for the popularity of debates on the Darwinian theory of evolution is explored. The author's opinion of the fallibility...
- Wolves at the door. // New Scientist;08/21/99, Vol. 163 Issue 2200, p3
Editorial. Presents the author's comments on the decision made by the Board of Education in Kansas to remove evolutionary topics and explanations of the role of natural selection from school curriculums. Criticism of creation scientists.
- The Dangers of Neutrality in the Origins Debate. Bergman, Jerry // Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith;Dec2007, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p297
The author explores the personal repercussions that resulted from the publication of the monograph "Teaching About the Creation/Evolution Controversy." He cites scholars who supported and criticized the content of the monograph including Jack Carter, professor of biology at the Colorado College...
- Dorothy, It's Really Oz. Gould, Stephen Jay // Time;8/23/1999, Vol. 154 Issue 8, p59
Discusses the decision of the Kansas Board of Education to remove evolution and the Big Bang theory from the state's science curriculum, as of August 23, 1999. What the new standards consist of and the impact they will have on the central concept of biology; The teaching of creationism; Details...