Twists and Turns in Teaching Evolution over the Years

Twists and Turns in Teaching Evolution over the Years

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch, NCSE Deputy Director
Time: 
4:10pm
Date: 
November 20, 2019
Location: 

Buttrick 102
Vanderbilt University
Nashville TN 37240

Controversies over the teaching of evolution in the public schools have rocked the nation over the past century. Evolution's foes have consistently used the same arguments, but their ambitions have shifted,  from banning the teaching of evolution through balancing it with a supposed alternative to belittling it as scientifically disputed. In his talk, Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education will discuss the causes, history, and consequences of these controversies, with a special emphasis on events in Tennessee.

A talk for the Evolution@Vanderbilt Seminar Series.