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Speaking plainly against creationism.

Speaking plainly against creationism

If one-half of U.S. adults consider the biblical story of creation valid, as many polls and surveys show, then paleontologists are failing to communicate the theory of evolution clearly enough, according to Norman D. Newell, curator emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Newell urges his colleagues to write more clearly, to write more often for general audiences and to work at the grass-roots level to improve science education in public schools so that the evolutionary theory of creation will be better understood. "I suspect that it is up to us to see that paleobiology gets significant attention in our local classrooms," he says.
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Author:Murray, Mary
Publication:Science News
Date:Aug 23, 1986
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