Being Human: Negotiating Religion, Law, and Science in the Classroom and the Courtroom

36 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2013

Date Written: January 16, 2013

Abstract

This essay reflects on the challenges of finding a language in which to translate among law, religion, and science, using the court cases concerning the contemporary U.S. science classroom as the focus. The exemplary case will be that of the high school biology teacher now required by law, in many states, to teach evolution as "the organizing principle of life science" to students who claim a religious — and a constitutional — right to reject such teaching.

Keywords: law, religion, science, Intelligent Design

Suggested Citation

Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, Being Human: Negotiating Religion, Law, and Science in the Classroom and the Courtroom (January 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2201808 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2201808

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

Bloomington, IN
United States

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