Science education under attack: Arizona Department of Education officials are trying to remove the word “evolution” from the state’s science standards.
As young-Earth creationism and its “humans and dinosaurs co-existed” discourse continues to be popular, anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at how to help kids understand evolution.
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Richard Dawkins weighs in on social media debate after Christina Wilkinson said there was ‘more evidence that Bible is true’
Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues
Evolution is the single most important concept in all of biology. It is absolutely vital for understanding both the history of life on earth and why our modern organisms have their current traits and behaviors. Nevertheless, it is also one of the most misunderstood concepts in modern science. Much of the confusion stems from creationists'…
The one question I’m inevitably asked after lecturing on evolution to a general audience is this: “Are humans still evolving?” What they really want to know, of course, is whether we’re getting smarter, taller, handsomer, and so on. Well, with respect to those traits I always say, “I have no idea,” but humans are still evolving,…
This essay is adapted from a piece originally printed in the March/April 2015 issue of Orion. Request a free trial issue of Orion here. To teach evolution at the University of Kentucky is to teach at an institution steeped in the history of defending evolution education. The first effort to pass an anti-evolution law…
I wasn’t aware of this new book, but it would seem to be a good complement to The Albatross. It’s by Julien Musolino, a professor of cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics at Rutgers, and is called The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain by Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs. It was published by Prometheus, came out…