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ERIC Number: EJ1085504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
WWW.cell Biology Education: Evolution Web Sites
Liu, Dennis
Cell Biology Education, v4 n3 p181-184 Fall 2005
The debate over teaching evolution has once again reached a fever pitch in the United States. Earnest nineteenth-century clashes between scientific and religious worldviews have given way to the politically charged arguments of creation science and now intelligent design. The Web site of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE; is the online destination for keeping abreast of the cultural battles over teaching biological evolution. At NCSE provides information and ideas for keeping evolution alive in the curriculum. The site contains up-to-date information on legislation and school board activities nationwide. The site also specializes in debunking intelligent design arguments. However, for those weary of the culture wars, it might be best to ease into the topic by first viewing an animation at ( of how humans evolved from single-celled organisms. A 12-step program for evolving into a human, illustrated in the bold graphic style that embodies artist Ray Troll's slightly twisted love of nature is also found. In this article, the author will emphasize three evolution Web sites but include a longer list at the end. Most evolution Web sites include links to other useful sites as well. The following three Web sites are emphasized: (1) University of California--Berkeley's Understanding Evolution:; (2) PBS--WGBH Boston's Evolution:; and (3) Tree of Life Web Project--A Consortium Hosted by the University of Arizona Library:
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Book/Product Reviews
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Language: English
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