…for Dr. Anila Asghar: On Islam and evolution
Much is known about the challenges to evolution education we’ve seen in North America, largely centered around Christian creationism, but we know very little about how Muslim students and their families may react to the teaching of evolution in science classes.
The $250,000 Islam and Evolution research project has been examining how Muslims relate to the central concept of biology, and to science in general, at McGill’s Evolution Education Research Center since 2005.
The core study team comprises McGill’s Dr. Brian Alters (project PI), Dr. Anila Asghar of Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Jason Wiles of Syracuse and McGill universities.
On March 30 and 31, the project team will share key findings during the McGill Symposium on Islam and Evolution at the Redpath Museum Auditorium.
Before the Symposium, the McGill Reporter asked Dr. Asghar, an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Education, four burning questions about Islam and evolution.
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