Teaching Evolution and Creationism

Teaching Evolution and Creationism

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. We'll look at what the Academy says and why creationism does not belong in the science classroom.

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. We'll look at what the Academy says and why creationism does not belong in the science classroom.

Guests

Alan Leshner

chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science

John Calvert

A geologist and lawyer, John Calvert is Managing Director of Intelligent Design Network, inc. He is also co-author (with William S. Harris, PhD) of Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative to Evolution (National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Autumn 2003)

Toby Horn

Toby M. Horn is co-director of the Carnegie Academy
for Science Education at the Carnegie Institution of
Washington, D.C. She also taught at the
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and
Technology in Fairfax County, Va., and established one
of the first precollege biotechnology programs there.

David Masci

Senior Research Fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

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