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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Vanessa S. Quinn Surveys have shown that a proportion of the American public accepts pseudoscientific claims as scientific facts. The critical evaluation of these claims via classroom discussion about pseudoscience is important because instructors and students cannot test every pseudoscientific...
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The American Biology Teacher (2002) 64 (7): 492.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Psychology Review, 13(4), 325-351. Debating Pseudoscience Dear Editor: News Items of Interest Two items on the same page of The New York Times Science Section, Tuesday April 30, complemented each other in a unique way. One dis- cussed a method of combating pseu- doscience being taught in the class- room; the...
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The American Biology Teacher (1989) 51 (5): 260.
Published: 01 May 1989
... Studies Beverly, MA Triarch, Inc.* Ripon, WI University of Michigan School of Natural Resources Ann Arbor, MI Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc. Rochester, NY * Charter Sustainng Member Editorial Pseudoscience in Biology Classes Many of the world's problems are biological. Problems such as environ...
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The American Biology Teacher (1989) 51 (8): 454.
Published: 01 November 1989
...- merous other activities of our society that are ecologically unacceptable. Dan Wivagg Associate Editor Correction A reference for the May 1989 editorial (Pseudoscience in Biology Classes, pg. 260) should have read: Eve, R.A. & Dunn, D. (1989). High school biology teachers and pseudoscientific belief...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 270–271.
Published: 01 April 2020
... pseudoscience spread in today's culture. Among many other issues finding their way into these essays are biological curiosities, the meaning of “human,” political influence in science, professional ethics and values, appreciation and respect for life, cultural and emotional connections, philosophical...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 72–79.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Hilarious History of Creationist Pseudoscience at Its Silliest . Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars . Senter, P.[J.] & Klein, D.M. ( 2014 ). Investigation of claims of late-surviving pterosaurs: the cases of Belon's, Aldrovandi's, and Cardinal Barberini's winged dragons...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 284–288.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... © 2015 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Nature of science pseudoscience...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 549–552.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Science evolution inquiry hypothesis pseudoscience Mystery Tube Figure 1. The Mystery Tube configuration. Teachers can make a few PVC-based Mystery Tubes for demonstration or enough toilet-paper-tube-based Mystery Tubes for students to experiment with in small groups. Figure 1. The Mystery...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 423–428.
Published: 01 August 2018
... pseudoscience using their newly gained knowledge of referencing. There were three objectives for this assignment: The written assigment that occured during a three-hour lab session was dedicated to referencing, finding primary literature, and navigating the library website. Before starting the assignment...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (6): 397–401.
Published: 01 August 2013
... the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2013 Active learning scientific reasoning ad hoc hypotheses pseudoscience evolution Science is a process with many steps, requiring careful inferences that build...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Publishers . Scott, E. C. ( 2005 ). Evolution vs. creationism: An introduction . Oakland : University of California Press . Shermer, M. ( 1997 ). Why people believe weird things: Pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time . New York : W. H. Freeman . Shreeve, J. ( 2015...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 341.
Published: 01 May 2017
... plays directly into the distortions of Pseudoscience. Is it any wonder that many who have been taught this misleading tale, can be duped when it is twisted on its head to falsely equate the science of Climate Change or Vaccination with religious orthodoxy, or modern scientists with an invested...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 724–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Pseudoscience in the Classroom .............................................................7:542-TT Using Mystery Tubes to Teach the Nature of Nonscience............................................................7:549-TT Using Mobile Devices to Engage Students in Evolutionary Thinking...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 500–506.
Published: 01 September 2015
... consensus of public policy makers and an informed electorate who have a scientific understanding of the natural world. Indeed, a lack of understanding of NOS has made it far too easy today for science denial and pseudoscience to influence personal and public decision making ( Flammer, 2006 ). Science...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 439–441.
Published: 01 September 2013
... educators. In response to the creationism issue, NABT initiated a bimonthly newsletter, Scientific Integrity , that dealt not only with the anti-evolutionists, but also with other attacks on science and the growing public interest in pseudoscience. In addition to the use of computers in the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (1): 14–17.
Published: 01 January 2013
...) Science, to put its warrant as concisely as possible, is the organized systematic enterprise that gathers knowledge about the world and condenses the knowledge into testable laws and principles. The diagnostic features of science that distinguish it from pseudoscience are, first, repeatability: The same...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (9): 661–666.
Published: 01 November 2012
... pseudoscience and ill-informed views about the nature of scientific evidence. I worry instead about how what generally counts as science in our culture diverges from the actual science. And about the wide range of tactics for shaping science communication and fostering trust in hollow “scientific” claims...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (8): 440.
Published: 01 October 2011
... pseudoscience. This is where we, as experienced biological educators, have a growing responsibility to teach and share topics with scientific accuracy and credibility. An example of this 21st-century educational confusion is in the field of cryptozoology. Cryptozoology is the study of and search for animals...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (4): 291–294.
Published: 01 April 2012
... guide students away from the pretenses of pseudoscience, creationism, and the like. Typically, the strategy has been to neatly distinguish science from non-science (or pseudoscience, or junk/voodoo/bad/bent/bogus science). In this view, all one needs to do is clearly define what makes science science...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (1): 53–55.
Published: 01 January 2011
... be rated ‘‘X’’? Science & Education , 12 , 315 –– 329 . Allchin D. ( 2003b ). Scientific myth-conceptions . Science Education , 87 , 329 –– 351 . Allchin D. ( 2004 ). Pseudohistory and pseudoscience . Science & Education , 13 , 179 –– 195 . Allchin D...