In engaging and conversational style, "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science" provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world.
Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science" provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms
PHILOSOPHY.--The aim of philosophy is to seek the explanation of all things: the quest is for the first
causes of everything, and also how all things are, and finally why, with what design, with a view to what,
things are. That is why, taking "principle" in all the senses of the word, it has been called the science of first
Philosophy has always existed. Religions--all religions--are philosophies. They are indeed the most complete.
But, apart from religions, men have sought the causes and principles of everything and endeavoured to acquire
Its central theme was derived from a comprehensive essay entitled “Infectious History” that he published several years earlier in Science (Lederberg, 2000; reprinted as Appendix WO-1). Under the heading, “Evolving Metaphors of Infection: Teach War No More,” Lederberg argued that “[w]e should think of each host and its parasites as a superorganism with the respective genomes yoked into a chimera of sorts.”
This first research project deals with the Human Genome Project, the genetic sequencing exercise of humanity. An extraordinary international project of biological science will add new, and undo old, knowledge about our evolution as a species. ’It is, though, a controversial subject, and we thought we would start in two phases. Dr Jeff Lever’s paper published here worries aloud whether we teach evolutionary theory properly and with sufficient depth to pupils and scholars at our schools.
Kabbalah, Science & the Meaning of Life traces the milestones of the evolution of science with which we are familiar, such as Newton’s and Einstein’s theories but goes further to present the science of Kabbalah as the basis for understanding the hidden parts of reality which scientists are now discovering. While other sciences research the definable world around us, Kabbalah teaches us how the spontaneous changes occurring within us affect our surrounding reality.