ERIC Number: ED280738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Modern Science and the Book of Genesis. An NSTA Science Compact.
Skehan, James W.
Based on the premise that knowledge of evolutionary theory is essential for understanding the natural world, this document was designed to assist science teachers and others as they consider the issues that influence the teaching of evolution. The position is taken that there is no conflict between data and sound theories based on science and religious beliefs based on the Bible. Information and perspectives are presented under the topic headings of: (1) "The Genesis of Genesis"; (2) "Early Science Interprets Genesis"; (3) "New Data"; (4) "Creationism versus Science"; and (5) "Two Kinds of Knowledge." References are listed and the National Science Teacher Association's position statement on the "Inclusion of Nonscience Tenets in Science Instruction" is included. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Evolution, Geology, Religious Conflict, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
National Science Teachers Association, 1742 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.