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Braterman, Paul S.; Holbrook, J. Britt – American Biology Teacher, 2009
In this article, the authors examine the use of language in debating evolution, and suggest careful choice of the terms by which people describe both themselves and their opponents. Present-day evolution science is solidly based on fact, and is as far advanced from Charles Darwin's original theory as present-day chemistry is from Dalton's atomic…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Evolution, Public Relations, Paleontology
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Traces the history of legal rulings leading up to the Edwards vs. Aguillard decision by the Supreme Court that it is unconstitutional to mandate "balanced treatment" and "equal time" for teaching creationism along with evolution in school science classes. Contains 17 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biology, Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Aguillard, Donald – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Describes the results of a study of the current level of evolution instruction in public schools in Louisiana. Finds a significant and positive correlation between emphasis placed on evolution instruction and teachers' knowledge-base. Also finds no pressure on biology teachers to regard evolutionary theory as a unifying theme in biology, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Evolution, Knowledge Base for Teaching