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Darwin Day In America

At the dawn of the last century, leading scientists and politicians giddily predicted that science — especially Darwinian biology — would supply solutions to all the intractable problems of American society, from crime to poverty to sexual maladjustment. Instead, politics and culture were dehumanized as scientific experts began treating human beings as little more than animals or machines. In criminal Read More ›


Darwinism, Design and Public Education

Only evolution in the classroom, insist Darwin’s defenders. No evolution in the classroom, cry creationists. The debate over how best to teach evolution has devolved into an either-or argument that threatens science education in our schools. Both views reflect poor science, and if either side wins, students will lose. But there is another approach — teach the controversy. Instead of pretending there Read More ›