ERIC Number: ED479498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
In the Light of Evolution: Science Education on Trial.
This book describes major events in the history of the creationism/evolution controversy in the United States. While writing these chapters, the author visited key places and museums (e.g., the Scopes Trial Museum, Arlington National Cemetery), interviewed important participants in court cases (e.g., Susan Epperson, Don Aguillard), and studied several sources of information (e.g., Susan Epperson's personal papers, archives at Bryan College). Chapters include: (1) "Assuming That Truth is Desirable Banning Evolution from the Classroom"; (2) "With Flaming Banners and Beating Drum The Aftermath of the Scopes Trial"; (3) "I Suppose the Time Has Come The Ban on Teaching Evolution Reaches the U.S. Supreme Court";(4) "If We're Going To Teach Evolution The Aftermath of Epperson v. Arkansas"; (5) "We Can Settle It Once and for AllEThe McLean Decision Destroys the Credibility of "Creation Science""; (6) "It Seems Only Clear Demanding "Balanced Treatment""; (7) "He Who Troubles His Own House The Lingering Impact of Inherit the Wind"; and (8) "Causes That Stir the World The Lingering Threat. Appendices also included. (SOE)
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Religion, Science Curriculum, Science Education History, Science History, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.