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


reviewed by Barbara Forrest March 20, 2007

coverTitle: Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools
Author(s): Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch
Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston
ISBN: 0807032786 , Pages: 171, Year: 2006
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For teachers, school boards, and citizens who are interested in learning about intelligent design (ID) creationism and counteracting it, this book is a vital resource. Reverend Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State explains why in his foreword: No matter how credible the scientific evidence is in the rest of this book; no matter how clear the constitutional arguments; no matter how well crafted the explanations that evolution and religious faith are not in conflict— this is not a battle that will go away soon. (p. viii) The battle is being led by the fellows of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC), the headquarters of the ID creationist movement. Assisted by a well-organized network of supporters, CSC fellows have orchestrated attacks on the teaching of evolution at local, state, and national levels. In 2005 alone, antievolution legislation was introduced in a dozen states (p. viii). The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 20, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13834, Date Accessed: 11/1/2014 2:40:02 AM

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  • Barbara Forrest
    Southeastern Louisiana University
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    BARBARA FORREST is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is the co-author with Paul R. Gross of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Oxford University Press, 2004). The book will be published in paperback in March 2007 with an afterword on the Dover creationism trial.
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