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Evolution ChallengesIntegrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution$
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Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199730421

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001

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Heuristics and the Counterintuitive in Science and Religion

Heuristics and the Counterintuitive in Science and Religion

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(p.270) 12 Heuristics and the Counterintuitive in Science and Religion
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Evolution Challenges
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Ryan D. Tweney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0012

Religious beliefs can have a complex effect on the ease or difficulty of learning about evolution, echoing the complex historical tension between religion and science. Recent research on the counterintuitive nature of religious concepts and on the complex epistemologies of science is reviewed, and the considerations applied to the understanding of the ‘evolution challenge’.

Keywords:   counterintuitive ideas, evolution understanding, religious beliefs, religion vs science, epistemology

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