ERIC Number: ED242514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Five central scientific issues are critical to consideration of the treatment in school curricula of the origin and evolution of the universe and of life on earth. These issues are: (1) the nature of science; (2) scientific evidence on the origin of the universe and the earth; (3) the consistent and validated scientific evidence for biological evolution, specifically, evidence for change over vast realms of time and for relation by common decent, evidence from molecular biology for degree of relationship, and evidence showing mechanisms of evolution; (4) human evolution; and (5) the origin of life. Discussions and conclusions concerning each of these issues are provided in this document and present the basis for the National Academy of Sciences' position that the teaching of creationism is not an appropriate activity in public schools. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Paleontology, Position Papers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418 (single copy $4.00; 2-9, $3.00; 10 or more, $1.75).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Science and Creationism.