Barend Vlaardingerbroek

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Biological evolution and abiogenesis are distinct branches of science, although they are closely related in the context of a holistic evolutionary conceptual framework. The relationship between evolution and abiogenesis furnishes profound insights into the nature of science, a much emphasised aspect of modern science education. But there appears to be a(More)
The ancient Greek philosopher Eubulides of Miletus drew attention to the impossibility of defining a point of transition between two states or conditions at opposite ends of a continuum. The ensuing “drawing the line” conundrum—the sorites paradox—arises from the vague predicates which humans use to convey concepts. It is argued that “life” is an(More)
This paper presents a study that was undertaken as the first phase of an action research project associated with the introduction of a Legal Studies module in the first year of secondary Social Science teacher education at the University of Goroka. The ultimate objective of the module is to prepare teachers to take an active role in the development of the(More)
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