The clash of cultures in the classroom and the teaching of evolution

Berger, Michael
March 2006
South African Journal of Science;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 102 Issue 3/4, p90
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the teaching of the theory of evolution of English naturalist Charles Darwin in South Africa. An article in this issue by E.R. Dempster and W. Hugo throws light on the ambiguous attitude of the educational authorities in South Africa toward teaching of the theory. Modern biology revolves around the Darwinian theory. Therefore, ignorance towards this theory will result in problems in the understanding of entire biology. Creationists and promoters of "intelligent design" have proposed scientific reasons to prove divine intervention in evolution. Hence, teaching of the Darwinian theory properly in South Africa will result in social disruption.


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