POLLS and SURVEYS on ACCEPTANCE of EVOLUTION and related topics

GALLUP POLLS (click on links) Gallup 2012: U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point Gallup 2012: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins Gallup 2012: Four in 10 Americans are “very religious” Gallup 2010: Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism Gallup 2010: Religion Gallup 2010: Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design Gallup […]

New England Professors Accept Evolution, But They Are Religious – Editorial The Standard Times – Jan 15, 2011

Why Accepting Evolution Matters …New England professors accept evolution, but they are religious… [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  People do not “believe” in evolution; we either accept it, or doubt about it, or reject it. But […]

TEN TIPS ABOUT: How university professors can contribute to strengthen evolution literacy

By Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. & Avelina Espinosa — © 2011 Excerpts from “New England Faculty and College Students Differ in Their Views  About Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Religiosity” published in Evolution Education and Outreach (1) By being proactive rather than reactive in confronting the “anti-evolution wars.” It is imperative that the university professors reach […]

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“Theory of Evolution” versus “Concept of Evolution”

By Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. & Avelina Espinosa — © 2011 Excerpt from “On the Theory of Evolution versus the Concept of Evolution” published in Evolution Education and Outreach “…It is important to make a distinction between the theory of evolution and the concept of evolution, but without compromising logic… As scientific theory (Greek theoria), evolution […]

Acceptance of evolution by Biology Majors at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one the highest in the United States

What is an effective way of communicating evolutionary principles to students? By Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Comprehensively: (i) discuss the reality of evolution explicitly and directly, (ii) teach human evolution and place humans within the Apes, as primates, as animals, (iii) explain why the fossil record is discontinuous and incomplete, (iv) connect forensics, […]

THE “JACKPROT” SIMULATION

The Jackprot is a didactic slot machine simulation that illustrates  how mutation rate coupled with natural selection  can interact to generate highly specialized proteins. Conceptualized by Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), Avelina Espinosa (Roger Williams University) and Chunyan Y. Bai (Roger Williams University), the Jackprot uses simplified slot-machine probability principles to demonstrate how mutation rate […]