White Lies of Dover

Harper Jr., Eugene W.
October 2008
Commonweal;10/10/2008, Vol. 135 Issue 17, p15
The article discusses a controversy over a court case about a school board's decision in Dover, Pennsylvania in 2005 which compel teachers to read a statement to students of ninth-grade biology regarding Intelligent Design (ID) as an alternative theory to evolution. The PBS program "Nova" stated that the conflict in Dover case is a dispute between science and scripture that affected the community. The author stresses the need for public schools to help students understand the difference of scope between natural science and metaphysics.


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