Lessons from the Social Psychology of Evolution Warfare: Good Science Alone is not Enough

  title={Lessons from the Social Psychology of Evolution Warfare: Good Science Alone is not Enough},
  author={R. Eve and S. Losh and Brandon Nzekwe},
  journal={Evolution: Education and Outreach},
  • R. Eve, S. Losh, Brandon Nzekwe
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • American student acceptance of evolution is far from uniform, even when students experience instruction in the relevant scientific methods and data. But, excellent science teaching alone cannot be expected always to lead to rejecting creationism. Powerful psychological, social, and political forces are at work as well as pure pedagogy, and such forces are often implicated in the failure of students to accept evolution, especially human evolution. These forces are often sufficiently powerful to… CONTINUE READING
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