Pigliucci Massimo, Baum David & McPeek Mark (2006). Â« Countering the Wedge : A multi-pronged, multi-year strategy to oppose creationism and intelligent design in the science curriculum of public schools Â». Minneapolis : Society for the Study of Evolution. En ligne : <http://systbio.org/files/anti-wedge.pdf> (consultĂ© le 2 avril 2008).
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BibTeX citation key: Pigliucci2006a
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Keywords: enseignement de l'Ă©volution, enseignement secondaire, Ă‰tats-Unis, sciences, sciences naturelles, universitĂ©
Creators: Baum, McPeek, Pigliucci
Publisher: Society for the Study of Evolution (Minneapolis)
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The existence of a massive and well-funded network of anti-evolutionary groups has contributed to the persistence of creationism, but at the same time scientists could have been more effective in outreach and education (Pigliucci 2002, 2005). Thus, while scientists certainly cannot hope by themselves to overcome the problem, it seems increasingly clear that inaction is no longer an option. The public already perceives academics as aloof and isolated, lost in a pampered world of irrelevancies, unwilling or unable to come out of the ivory tower even for brief periods to explain why their research is worthwhile (Sagan 1995). We think that professional societies ought to take the lead and generate an internal cultural change within academia, to help scientists rethink their priorities and make outreach and public involvement a matter of normal practice, rather than a suspect activity carried out only by a few individuals.
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