Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation

  • Includes insightful summaries of evolution and its role in human health, agricultural productivity, forensics, and other important sectors of society
  • Edited by Joel Cracraft and Rodger Bybee | © 2005
  • Based on the symposium hosted by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and BSCS at the 2004 annual convention of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
  • Presents the proceedings of the two-day symposium in five parts
  • Available in the BSCS eStore in hard copy or download complimentary PDF

BSCS teamed up with American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) to present a special evolution symposium at National Association of Biology Teachers’ (NABT) annual convention in Chicago (Fall 2004).

This book presents the proceedings of the symposium, which featured 17 speakers and five panel sessions. For detailed information on chapter contributors and education panel contributors, click here for the table of contents. The purpose of the symposium and this publication is to provide science teachers and students with a general review of the philosophical issues surrounding the teaching of evolution (part 1), a broad update on current evolutionary science from the tree of life to how evolutionary mechanisms work (part 2 and part 3), and a detailed overview of how that science produces benefits to public health (part 4) and society (part 5).

Former BSCS Executive Director Dr. Rodger Bybee presented a session titled “Teaching the Tree of Life” and took part in panel discussions.

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Table of Contents and Contributors

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Introduction to Evolutionary Thinking
  • Part 2: The Tree of Life
  • Part 3: How Evolution Works
  • Part 4: Evolutionary Science: Advancing Public Health
  • Part 5: Evolutionary Science: Advancing Societal Well-Being
  • Conclusion

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