Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Evolution of Creationism

 

From creationism to creation science to intelligent design to the present day  evidence against evolution  approach, antievolutionists have consistently changed their strategy in response to legal decisions. Evolution traditionally has been presented as weak or invalid science, and as incompatible with Christian faith. Currently, the teaching of antievolutionary ideas in science class is framed as having pedagogical value   yet there is little academic value in teaching as science ideas that are not scientific. These culture wars are too frequently brought into the classroom, hampering the science education of the next generation of Americans.

 

Dr. Eugenie Scott is the Executive Director of National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit that supports evolution in science education. She began her career as a physical anthropologist.  She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years.  This March Dr. Scott addressed the Texas Board of Education in Austin when they met to revise science standards.

 

Following the program, Dr. Scott will sign copies of her books Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools

 

Sponsored by Darwin2009 Houston.

 

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