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date: 17 October 2019

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This article address questions concerning science education, focusing on the ways in which religious toleration and liberal neutrality might constrain science education. It provides a conception of religious neutrality that does not undermine the kind of moral education that every society needs and aims to propose a framework for scientific education that may reduce the tensions now causing difficulties both for education in science and for civic harmony. It calls for a sensitivity by science teachers to what constitutes science, to the existence of nonscientific disciplines that are genuine fields of inquiry, and to the need to confine discussion to scientific issues in an atmosphere in which it is understood that doing so is neutral with respect to religion rather than hostile to it.

Keywords: science education, religious toleration, liberal neutrality, moral education, science teachers

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