ERIC Number: EJ884166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Darwin's "Imaginary Illustrations": Creatively Teaching Evolutionary Concepts & the Nature of Science
Love, Alan C.
American Biology Teacher, v72 n2 p82-89 Feb 2010
An overlooked feature of Darwin's work is his use of "imaginary illustrations" to show that natural selection is competent to produce adaptive, evolutionary change. When set in the context of Darwin's methodology, these thought experiments provide a novel way to teach natural selection and the nature of science.
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Biology
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