The Implications of the Cognitive Sciences for the Relation Between Religion and Science Education: The Case of Evolutionary Theory

@article{Blancke2012TheIO,
  title={The Implications of the Cognitive Sciences for the Relation Between Religion and Science Education: The Case of Evolutionary Theory},
  author={Stefaan Blancke and J. Smedt and H. D. Cruz and M. Boudry and J. Braeckman},
  journal={Science & Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1167-1184}
}
This paper discusses the relationship between religion and science education in the light of the cognitive sciences. We challenge the popular view that science and religion are compatible, a view that suggests that learning and understanding evolutionary theory has no effect on students’ religious beliefs and vice versa. We develop a cognitive perspective on how students manage to reconcile evolutionary theory with their religious beliefs. We underwrite the claim developed by cognitive… Expand
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