Debating Evolution

CATEGORIES: Ethics Cases

Ken Ham, head of the Creation Museum, has challenged Bill Nye, the Science Guy, to debate creationism. Should Nye accept? Arguing this case will allow students to explore questions including:

How should scientists interact with those who take positions that have no legitimacy in the scientific community? What functions are served by debates between scientists and non-scientists? What kinds of interactions are appropriate between scientific communities and faith communities? Who is authorized to speak for science? In addition, the case offers opportunities to explore the more philosophical issue of the nature of science.

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