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Teaching Evolution

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Teaching Evolution

Teaching Evolution

Teaching Evolution

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According to the Georgia Department of Education, the word evolution is a "controversial buzzword" that should be removed from the state's biology curriculum. In this hour, we'll take a look at science education in schools. Should evolution be out? And what should science class teach us about the age and origins of the universe? Join NPR's Ira Flatow for a look at new challenges to teaching evolution in public schools.

Guests:

Eugenie C. Scott
*Director of the National Council for Science Education

Lawrence Krauss
*Ambrose Swasey professor of physics and chairman of the physics department at Case Western Reserve University
*Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University