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ERIC Number: EJ1003666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Genesis & the Human Ribcage: An Opportunity to Correct a Misconception & Introduce an Evolution Lesson into the Anatomy Class
Senter, Phil
American Biology Teacher, v75 n2 p128 Feb 2013
Many anatomy students begin the course with a misconception that human males and females do not have the same number of ribs. At the root of that misconception is Genesis 2:21-22, in which God removes a rib from Adam to make Eve. Removal of a body part is a surgical procedure, and one does not pass on the results of surgery to one's offspring. The prevalence of this misconception is therefore an opportunity to discuss Lamarckian inheritance in the classroom.
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Language: English
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