ERIC Number: ED288704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Science and Creation: Geological, Theological & Educational Perspectives.
Hanson, Robert W., Ed.
This book provides working examples of how different teachers, scientists, and theologians have dealt with problems of "creation science" versus evolutionary concepts. A 1982 symposia on the topic of science and creation was so well received that the participants were asked to submit formal presentations; this book is a collection of these papers. The papers include: (1) "Introduction: Science or Belief, a False Dichotomy" (Robert W. Hanson); (2) "The Age of the Earth, of Life, and of Mankind: Geology and Biblical Theory versus Creationism" (James W. Skehan, S.J.); (3) "Science, Rationality, and the Creation/Evolution Dispute" (Dorothy Nelkin); (4) "Science versus Revealed Truth: Meeting the Challenge of Creationism in the Classroom" (Wayne Moyer); (5) "Creationism in Iowa: Two Defense Strategies" (Stanley Weinberg); (6) "Creationism in Kentucky: The Response of High School Biology Teachers" (William E. Ellis); (7) "A Two-Model Creation versus Evolution Course" (William M. Thwaites); (8) "Educational Approaches to Creationist Politics in Georgia" (Kenneth Saladin); (9) "Creation, Evolution, or Both? A Multiple Model Approach" (Craig E. Nelson); (10) "Skepticism: Another Alternative to Science or Belief" (Stephen G. Brush); and (11) "The Creationism Issue: A Theologian's View" (Langdon Gilkey). Included in the appendices are "The Arkansas Creation Science Statute" (Act 590 of 1981) and "Creationism in Schools: The Decision in McLean versus the Arkansas Board of Education." (TW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Conflict, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Evolution, Higher Education, Legislation, Moral Issues, Religion, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, State Church Separation, Values
MacMillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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Note: Based on symposia presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC, January 1982).