EDUCATION: Standing Up for Darwin

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Science  24 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5730, pp. 1847
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5730.1847b

Evolution is under attack again, as school boards in Kansas and other states consider whether to mandate teaching of “intelligent design,” a glorified version of creationism (Science, 29 April, p. 627). To help teachers and other visitors better understand evolution, the U.S. National Academies have released this collection of previously published reports, position statements, and other documents. The offerings include a synopsis of the evidence for evolution and a guide to using it to help students learn how science works.

Two other sites previously reviewed in NetWatch brim with helpful information. In a section on obstacles to teaching Darwinism, this primer from the University of California, Berkeley, profiles different strains of anti-evolutionism. Part of the Talk. Origins Archive, this page offers a clear take on human ancestry and debunks creationist views on the subject.

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