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Neanderthals in the Classroom

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Marie Watts

CRC Press

350 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138476370
pub: 2019-10-15
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This book discusses evolution as the intersection where religious beliefs meet science. This unique interplay has led to an active anti-evolution movement in the US, which causes widespread confusion among the general American public and acts as a seed for students' misconceptions about the theory of evolution and the nature of science. Due to these misconceptions that can impact scientific literacy, this book offers the potential means by which education can help amend these misconceptions. Thus, allowing students to integrate scientific findings about evolution into their worldview without feeling as if they need to choose between their religious beliefs and science.

Table of Contents

Religion meets Science. On becoming the most religious western country. On becoming a leader in scientific discovery. Religions meets science. America’s love-hate relationship with evolution and science. Misconceptions and the Role of Science Education. The morphology of misconceptions. The role of education and how it is affected by public opinion. Laws and By-Laws. America seeks justice? Addressing Misconceptions and Increasing Science Literacy. Dispelling misconceptions. Integrating religious worldviews and evolution. Beyond evolution. A look at our future.

About the Author

Elizabeth Marie Watts is an instructer at Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar in Germany. She is also a visting researcher at the Biology Education Research Group at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany where she conducts research on science education with a special emphasis on addressing students' misconceptions about biosciences

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General