The great debate in many high school classes: how to teach evolution, the line between science and faith, etc.
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012
While I have no doubt that the Synapse community grasps the enormity of the implications of Darwin's view, that descent with modification has no goals, that populations of organisms are not…Continue
Started by Michael Doyle. Last reply by Michael Doyle Oct 11, 2010.
I thought it would be useful to have a discussion on our favorite resources for teaching Evolution. Here is one of mine that I am always impressed by every time I visit: the NOVA Evolution series.…Continue
Started by Marta Toran. Last reply by Colin Matheson Oct 11, 2010.
Hi, I thought you all might be interested to know that Randal Keynes, Darwin's great great grandson and author of "Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution" is going to be on our podcast tomorrow…Continue
Started by Elsa Youngsteadt. Last reply by Elsa Youngsteadt Jan 30, 2010.
A place to post any useful evolution activities.I'll start. Mike Pilliod and I have been having a long conversation about some topics. I have created the following activity to use this conversation…Continue
Started by David Knuffke. Last reply by Colin Matheson Sep 25, 2009.
There are over 1.3 Million students being homeschooled in the States. Last year during my maternity leave I taught a Science class to homeschoolers. When I asked one of the moms how homeschooling was…Continue
Started by Marta Toran. Last reply by Mike Pilliod Sep 18, 2009.
I usually start with a survey about preconceptions/misconceptions about evolution. This serves as a jumping off point. I also used to make a point about the line between religion and science. However…Continue
Started by Colin Matheson. Last reply by Mark Jul 2, 2009.
Another continuation of my conversation with Mike Pilliod about the conflict between the modern theory of evolution and creationism. As our previous topic has gotten quite crowded and ungainly (due…Continue
Started by David Knuffke. Last reply by Mike Pilliod Feb 4, 2009.
I'm always looking for particularly active developments in the modern theory of evolution. Let me be clear as to what I'm NOT looking for: creationist malarky or pabulum. Some things that I am…Continue
Started by David Knuffke. Last reply by Mike Pilliod Jan 25, 2009.