Biology 399V—Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Evolution
Department of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Spring 2008, T 5:10-7:00 P.M.
Science Center Auditorium
Course Objectives: To explore the relationship between evolutionary theory and modern society. The popular media might give one the idea that there is real scientific controversy surrounding the theory of evolution. There is not. However, there is a media-fueled cultural controversy surrounding evolutionary theory. In this class, we will examine the media controversy.
Book Review Format
History of Evolutionary Theory.--Read for Week 1.
National Academy of Science
National Center for Science Education
Panda's Thumb--news about evolution
Talk Origins--evolution vs. creationism
Story of the Scopes Monkey Trial
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.