ERIC Number: EJ1049813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Reference Count: 48
Gregor Mendel: Creationist Hero
Numbers, Ronald L.
Science & Education, v24 n1-2 p115-123 Jan 2015
In histories of twentieth-century Darwinism few developments loom larger than the turn-of-the-century rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's genetic research and the later application of Mendelian principles in constructing so-called Neo-Darwinism. Virtually unknown is the equally enthusiastic embrace of Mendel by antievolutionists, who as early as 1917 adopted the Austrian monk as their most celebrated scientific hero, a status he continues to hold down to the present day.
Descriptors: Creationism, Genetics, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research, Scientific Principles, Recognition (Achievement), Scientists, Science Education History, Intellectual History
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