Being Human: Negotiating Religion, Law, and Science in the Classroom and the Courtroom
36 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 16, 2013
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
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