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Not In Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The book . . . is an excellent resource to deal with the attack on evolution, which is a surrogate, and indeed a wedge, for a wide-ranging crusade against the scientific integrity of the public education system in America."--Rev. Barry W. Lynn from the Foreword

More than eighty years after the Scopes trial, creationism is alive and well. Through local school boards, sympath
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Published October 15th 2006 by Beacon Press (first published October 1st 2006)
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Eugenie Scott and her colleague Glenn Branch - who are both from the National Center for Science Education - deserve ample praise for editing this terse, yet quite insightful, primer that explains what "Intelligent Design" is, and why it shouldn't be taught in our schools. Scott, Branch and several other writers ranging from other scientists to educators and lawyers, not only review the history of the so-called "Intelligent Design" movement from both a legal and educational perspective, but also ...more
This collection of pieces by different authors covers the many reasons--educational, scientific, constitutional--that evolution, rather than intelligent design in one of its many guises, should be taught in public school classrooms. Excellent as it is, it is getting dated. New edition, please?
Feb 23, 2012 Tina rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Pretty informative book about the false, unmitigated controversy over evolution. The bottom line, as explained in this collection of essays, is that creation science /intelligent design proposals haven't produced a shred of evidence to be considered valid science. Proponents of ID are essentially promoting a "dumbed down" science curriculum with a religious agenda. As Bill Nye the Science Guy says in his endorsement of the book, "The future of our species probably depends on science education an ...more
Daniel DeLappe
This is a good starting book on Evolution and school boards and parents who think religion should be taught in science calls. Not only that a no-but a Tarturus NO. No philosophy should be taught in a science class. Arguement over. I have friends and relatives that are Christian. I love them deeply-BUT Creationism, ID or whatever you call it does not belong in a science class. I am sure that will stop all the bickering over the question. You may now move on since the Black Swan has solved this lo ...more
This book contains several essays that challenge the idea of teaching ID or it's unconstitutional antecedents in public school classrooms. The main thrust of the book traces how those most interested in introducing creationism into the public school curriculum are doing so for reasons that have more to do with religion (and perhaps ideology) than science.
Some of the essays attack creationism/id from a scientific perspective and and one from a legal perspective.
Tom Morgan
I liked it but it was somewhat dated, being about 7 years old. Every time I read something about Intelligent Design I'm reminded that "The Watchmaker" analogy offends me both as a biologist and as a watchmaker.
Apr 23, 2007 Kenneth rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents/teachers
Shelves: education
essays include religious persons arguing against teaching creationism in school
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