What do German Pupils Think about Evolution and Creation?

Published on July 16, 2015

In this presentation we first want to present results of different empirical studies about the attitudes of German students toward evolutionary theory. We try to show the impact of different factors, like knowledge about evolution, attitudes toward science, and religiousness on the acceptance of evolution. Secondly, we will present results of studies investigating the students´preconcepts about the creation of man and human evolution. Three types of students could be identified when considering the origin of human beings.

Werner Riess and Christian Hoeger | University of Education Freiburg