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Ohio Teachers on Teaching Evolution and Counter-Evolutionary Concepts in Biology Classrooms

Title: 
Ohio Teachers on Teaching Evolution and Counter-Evolutionary Concepts in Biology Classrooms
Author(s): 
Kim Bilica, University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Gerald Skoog, Texas Tech University
Issue: 
1

The Question*

How did the 2002 state curriculum standards debate influence Ohio teachers’ decisions to emphasize evolution and counter-evolutionary concepts in biology classrooms?

The Context

Year: 
2004
Date: 
January–February
About the Author(s): 
Kimberly Bilica
Assistant Professor
Learning and Instruction
515 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo NY 14260-1000
kbilica@buffalo.edu

Gerald Skoog
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Box 41071
College of Education
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1071
gerald.skoog@ttu.edu
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Wisconsonites Support Biblical Creationism in School

The Wisconsin Badger Poll reports that of 514 state residents surveyed, 50% of them would support a law requiring "the biblical theory of creation as an alternative to the theory of evolution” according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan 26, 2003. Fifty percent said yes, 43% were opposed, and 6% had no opinion. The margin of error was reported to be plus or minus 4 points.

Ohio Scientists' Intelligent Design Poll

A poll of scientists' opinions on "intelligent design", commissioned by the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University, was presented in October, 2002. Here are the results:


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Department of Political Science University of Cincinnati

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Survey of Scientists Supports Evolution, Rejects "Intelligent Design"

A survey of Ohio university scientists shows that they overwhelmingly view "intelligent design" as a religious, not a scientific, concept. The survey was conducted by faculty at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Cincinnati, and results were announced at a press conference on October 10. Professor Joseph Koonce, Chair of the Department of Biology at Case Western, issued the following statement:

Creationism and the New Right Agenda: An Opinion Survey

Title: 
Creationism and the New Right Agenda: An Opinion Survey
Author(s): 
John R. Cole
Number: 
1
Year: 
1988

In 1983, while teaching anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, I conducted a survey of student opinions on specific aspects of "scientific creationist" claims and other New Right issues. Though public interest in the creation-evolution controversy seemed to be higher then than it is now, my recent tabulation of this data produced intriguing results which suggest that public opinion in favor of "scientific creationism" was and is much weaker than usually advertised (even if higher than most scientists and educators would like).

Quarter: 
Winter
Page(s): 
6–12
About the Author(s): 
Dr. John R. Cole is an associate editor of Creation/Evolution and is currently with the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
© 1988 by John R. Cole
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News Briefs

Title: 
News Briefs
Number: 
2
Year: 
1983

Texas Victory

A significant victory was won in Texas this winter when citizens and citizens groups led by People for the American Way challenged the textbook selection process used by the Texas State Board of Education.

Quarter: 
Spring
Page(s): 
34–44
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News Briefs

Title: 
News Briefs
Number: 
4
Year: 
1982

Quarter: 
Fall
Page(s): 
35–38
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News Briefs from the Editor

Title: 
News Briefs from the Editor
Number: 
4
Year: 
1981

Quarter: 
Fall
Page(s): 
45–49
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News Briefs from the Editor

Title: 
News Briefs from the Editor
Number: 
3
Year: 
1981

Creation Battles

Quarter: 
Summer
Page(s): 
33–38
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