Teaching evolutionary theory and the nature of science in the public school: A critical combination

Paul K. StrodeTiptoeing through the subject of evolution while teaching biology in a public school ignores the nature of science and opens the door to pseudoscience and science denial, says a speaker coming to Manchester University on Tuesday, March 24.

A seasoned educator who has taught science and evolution in the public schools for 24 years, Dr. Paul K. Strode will discuss his experiences, the writing of his book with Matt Young, Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails), and the passionate-dispassionate dichotomy of science and what science can and cannot do for humanity.

“Teaching Evolutionary Theory in the Public Schools” is 3:30 p.m. March 24 at Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. The program is free and open to the public.

A product of Manchester Community Schools and a 1991 MU graduate, Strode will talk about why we cannot remain neutral in response to those who “willfully distort scientific findings and use them for their own purposes.”

March 2015

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