Darwin's Great Idea and Why It Matters
NewSouth, Incorporated, Feb 1, 2013 - 58 pages
This volume, excerpted from Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy (NewSouth Books, 2013), deals with society's continuing struggle with biological evolution. James Bradley writes for would-be teachers of evolution, their students, and others with minimal knowledge about evolution but with minds willing to seek. Calling upon thirty-five years of experience teaching about biological evolution and origin of life studies to university students, Bradley distills the overwhelming wealth of information about the topic into what he believes all citizens should know: what evolution is, what evolution is not, and why knowing about evolution matters. He suggests using Plato's Allegory of the Cave as a tool for preparing students to learn about evolution.
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