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ERIC Number: EJ783281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Three Why's: Religion and Science in School
Covaleskie, John F.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v43 n1 p7-16 Jan 2008
In this article, I argue the proposition that educators ought to be including a serious consideration of intelligent design as a counterexample to the scientific explanations of human origins. The article first distinguishes between three different ways people ask "why": the Scientific Why, the Ultimate Why, and the Teleological Why. Although science answers the first Why with a high degree of confidence, it does not answer the second or third Why at all. An exclusive focus on questions with empirical answers reduces the education experience, eliminating much of value from it, especially a sense of wonder at unanswerable questions. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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