TITLE

Defending science education against intelligent design: a call to action

AUTHOR(S)
Attie, Alan D.; Sober, Elliot; Numbers, Ronald L.; Amasino, Richard M.; Cox, Beth; Berceau, Terese; Powell, Thomas; Cox, Michael M.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Clinical Investigation;May2006, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p1134
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We review here the current political landscape and our own efforts to address the attempts to undermine science education in Wisconsin. To mount an effective response, expertise in evolutionary biology and in the history of the public controversy is useful but not essential. However, entering the fray requires a minimal tool kit of information. Here, we summarize some of the scientific and legal history of this issue and list a series of actions that scientists can take to help facilitate good science education and an improved atmosphere for the scientific enterprise nationally. Finally, we provide some model legislation that has been introduced in Wisconsin to strengthen the teaching of science.
ACCESSION #
21123716

 

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