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ERIC Number: EJ1035150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Nature of Science
Billingsley, Berry
Primary Science, v127 p23-25 Mar 2013
The view that science and religion are conflicting ways of understanding the world is widely and frequently presented in the media and may be the view held by most children. It is not the only view, however, and there are many scientists who have a religious faith. Usefully perhaps, for those who are interested in science education, examining whether science and religion are necessarily opposed is a good stimulus for thinking about the natures of science and religion. Berry Billingsley provides a three-step journey that children could take. Step one is to know that some scientists are religious and some are not. Step two is to know that some people look only to science, and some to science and religion to help them understand how things are. Step 3 three is to understand that science and religion are largely concerned with different types of questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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