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Book makes case for using evolution in everyday life
...and religion. Unlike the futile controversy over creationism
and intelligent design, my dialogue with religious scholars and believers is cordial and productive, Wilson reports....
What is wrong with intelligent design?
...oints out, this criticism of ID also concedes that creationism
is testable. A second common criticism of ID is that it is untestable. To develop this point, scientists often turn to the philosopher Karl Popper's idea of falsifiability. According to Popper, a scientific statement must allow the possibility of ...
AAAS honors defenders of evolution with Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
...nt design" in biology class, saying the concept is creationism
in disguise. In Georgia, Wesley McCoy spoke out against the school board's decision to require an anti-evolution sticker on biology textbooks. He testified at public hearings, including in federal court where a legal challenge to the sticker was m...
AAAS book explores evolution and Christianity's response
... somewhat disengaged from the earlier battles over creationism
and evolution. But the debate over Intelligent Design raised the stakes, posing threats to the quality of instruction in public school science classrooms and to the constitutional division between church and state. After consultations with represen...
AAAS denounces anti-evolution laws as hundreds of K-12 teachers convene for 'Front Line' event
...s may be far less concerned about evolution versus creationism
and intelligent design than many of the adults around them. Students commented, for example, that evolution is "not a big controversial idea." Eight outstanding teachers from Dover, Pa., and from Cobb County, Ga., are being recognized during the...
Anti-evolutionism in AmericaWhat's ahead?
...nce will also announce that in addition to keeping creationism
out of public schools, the Alliance will mobilize national support for a new bipartisan national science agenda that is now being formulated in Congress. This agenda, which is based upon a report from the National Academy of Sciences1, includes incr...
US citizens hail court ruling
...ns effort. "History shows that attempts to push creationism
in the public schools don't go away, they just adapt to the legal circumstances," says Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, which monitors intelligent design activity in the US. According to Scott and others, a w...
'Creationism is not science' making the case for Darwin at UCL
...University, will argue that Intelligent Design and creationism
are closely allied belief systems and that their t...ools across America. Professor Ruse said: "I think creationism
is a part of a bigger movement to a conservative evangelical Christianity world view -- I don't thin...
Engaging prior learning on creationism and evolution may benefit college biology students
...ents to classify their beliefs about evolution and creationism
before and after the course. Most of the 66 studen...n himself--against requiring the teaching of ID or creationism
in high-school science classes. A large majority of biologists believe ID, which holds that evolutio...
Scientific societies support teaching evolution
...e scientific community. This has not happened with creationism
either with or without its new label "intelligent design." President Bush, by suggesting that we use intelligent design as a scientific counterpoint to the teaching of evolutionary biology, is unwittingly undermining the scientific method at its core...
Norman D. Newell to receive Legendary Geoscientist Award
...still considered one of the strongest rebuttals to creationism
as science. He received the 1987 AAAS Scientific F...ding of the theory of evolution and to the threats creationism
poses to academic freedom and science education. Other awards include the Geological Society of Amer...