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ERIC Number: EJ1016046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Teaching Evolution at A-Level: Is "Intelligent Design" a Scientific Theory That Merits Inclusion in the Biology Syllabus?
Freeland, Peter
School Science Review, v94 n349 p49-53 Jun 2013
Charles Darwin supposed that evolution involved a process of gradual change, generated randomly, with the selection and retention over many generations of survival-promoting features. Some theists have never accepted this idea. "Intelligent design" is a relatively recent theory, supposedly based on scientific evidence, which attempts to refute Darwin's ideas. But neither its basic claim of "irreducible complexity", nor its supposition that nature shows universal evidence of "intelligent design", can be supported by scientific evidence. For that reason it should not form a part of the science curriculum in any school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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