crt_205_appendix_e - Axia College Material Appendix E...

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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: Creationism Should Be Taught Alongside Evolution Source Citation: Glynn, Patrick. "Creationism Should Be Taught Alongside Evolution." At Issue: Religion and Education . Ed. Tom Head. San Diego: Greenhaven Apollo Library. 23 Nov. 2008 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The principal issue presented is that Creationism should be taught In school systems just like evolution. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I feel that the author has a stance on how they feel already in the introduction. The author says When science teachers refuse to teach creationism alongside evolution, they are doing students a disservice.” 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I felt that this part of the paragraph was vague . more than most of us middle-aged folks remember from our own school days” Because I personally feel that what the author was taught is not valid 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. Yes I found my source credible, because the essay I read was found on the schools website and because I know first had that school systems will not teach creationism. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I feel the author used a prejudicial rhetorical device which is; “These are the issues that would light a fire in students and open minds. But thanks to a legacy of bitter legal and constitutional conflict, and to the doctrinal rigidities of the biology profession, students may be exposed to "current events" in every field but the life sciences, as our schools remain locked in a war between two 19th-century fundamentalisms, one religious, the other scientific.” CRT 205
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6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I feel that the author used fallacies “Argument” from outrage, because the author feels very strongly that creationism should be taught in school. 7 State one argument made by the author. This is one argument made by the author ; “But if the Kansans allowed religion to encroach all too clumsily on science, they were reacting in part to an evolutionary science that has too often encroached on religion. In 1997, Phillip Johnson, the University of California law professor and outspoken critic of Darwin, drew attention to the then-official definition of "evolution" promulgated by the National Association of Biology Teachers” 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. The premises of the conclusion of the argument is’
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course MATH gr56 taught by Professor Mrr during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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