TITLE

White Lies of Dover

AUTHOR(S)
Harper Jr., Eugene W.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Commonweal;10/10/2008, Vol. 135 Issue 17, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34686079

 

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