AAAS S&T Forum Considers Strategies for Answering Critics of Evolution
Evolution is a strong and balanced explanation of how species change over time, and has no necessary conflict with religion, according to a science educator who is on the frontlines of the current battles over teaching evolution in schools.
Eugenie Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, told the 30th annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington last week that scientists must respect the religious beliefs of those who are uneasy about evolution.
But she pointed out fundamental errors by critics of evolution, errors she said that have circulated since the days of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925.
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