statements outline my views regarding the teaching of evolution in public
school science classrooms.
think that the various theories of evolution (cosmological, geological,
and biological) are the best scientific ideas yet developed for
explaining how the universe has achieved its current state.
that the science curriculum in a public school should reflect the current
consensus viewpoints among practicing scientists.
think that if science teachers put greater emphasis on learning about
the nature of science in their classes, there would be much less of a
controversy surrounding evolution.
s a science teacher, I
see it as my professional obligation to keep track of all efforts to
influence the teaching of mainstream science in public schools.
Essays About Science
essays below relate to the teaching and learning of science in public schools. They are included here to offer you a
broader picture of my viewpoints on evolution-related issues.
of Educational Beliefs and Values
In this essay, I lay out
my personal views on the overall importance of a good science
education and describe what I think that might actually look like.
Asked Questions About the Nature of Science
FAQs answer some of the most common questions that people
have regarding the nature of science and scientific knowledge. I
have compiled these FAQs over the years while working to help my
students overcome their misconceptions about science.
Objections to Science Curriculum
essay is an analysis of the legal aspects of the Creation/Evolution debate
and its impact on public school curriculum. I specifically focus on the Kansas
Science Standards controversy and the legal implications of the
Design in the Public Schools
this essay, I explain why I object to the recent efforts to insert
"Intelligent Design" ideas into public school science standards.