Teaching Evolution/ Teaching Creationism


Stephen Meyer
* Author Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius, 2000)
* Director and Senior Fellow Center for Science and Culture
* Discovery Institute
* Seattle, Washington

Kenneth Miller
* Author: Finding Darwin's God, A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (Cliff Street Books, 1999)
* Professor, Biology
* Brown University
* Providence, Rhode Island

Lawrence Krauss
* Professor of Physics
* Professor of Astronomy
* Author: Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond (Little Brown and Company, 2001)
* Case Western Reserve University
* Cleveland, Ohio

Deborah Owens Fink
* Elected Member, Ohio State Board of Education
* Akron, Ohio

Last month the Ohio State Board of Education proposed new standards for teaching science. Some say the new guidelines open the classroom door to religious teachings about the origin of life. In this hour, we'll take a look at the debate over teaching evolution and teaching creationism in the science classroom.

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