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

@article{Eve2010LessonsFT,
  title={Lessons from the Social Psychology of Evolution Warfare: Good Science Alone is not Enough},
  author={Raymond Arthur Eve and Susan Carol Losh and Brandon Joshua Okechukwu Nzekwe},
  journal={Evolution: Education and Outreach},
  year={2010},
  volume={3},
  pages={183-192}
}
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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