Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Can science keep the faith?

Arri Eisen, director of the Science & Society program, co-authored a commentary in the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education called, "Teaching Science, With Faith in Mind."

An excerpt:

Courts and classrooms have served as the arenas for the battle between evolution and creationism since the Scopes trial, in 1925. But why has the same match been fought, over and over, for the past 84 years? Why haven't we moved beyond such counterproductive contentiousness?

Science scholars and teachers have reacted to the various verdicts over the years by cheering or bemoaning them. It's time to stop simply reacting and really rethink the way we teach and communicate science to students and the public.

Continue reading.

No comments:

Post a Comment