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Thursday, April 29, 2010

'Creationism: Still Crazy After All These Years' - Eugenie Scott, AAI 2009

Eugenie Scott's presentation at the AAI 2009 Convention in Burbank, California. Scott is the head of the National Center for Science Education, which works to protect the teaching of Evolution in American schools.

National Center for Science Education's Critique: Exploring "Explore Evolution"

This book uses the creationist "evidence against evolution" and "teach the controversy" strategies to misrepresent scientific consensus and distort the conclusions of legitimate scientific research. Explore Evolution offers anonymous "critics" in place of substantive analysis. Students who read Explore Evolution will come away with a flat-out wrong understanding of evolution.

Explore Evolution promotes "intelligent design" creationism. Beneath all its distortions, all its misrepresentations of modern evolutionary science, Explore Evolution uses hackneyed creationist anti-evolution arguments. Students who are required to read this book in a science classroom will be confused by its flagrant inaccuracies, and will be put at a disadvantage in standardized tests which require an understanding of modern biology.


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