TITLE

A NEW AGE OF UNREASON

AUTHOR(S)
Wapshott, Nicholas
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
New Statesman;10/17/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4762, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that eleven parents from eight families in York, Pennsylvania, with support from the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Separation of Church and State, are arguing that under the First Amendment their children should not be taught intelligent design alongside evolution. History of science and religion in the United States; History of the teaching of evolution in the U.S., including the "Monkey Trial" of John T. Scopes in 1925; Prevalence of the teaching of creationism in various U.S. states; Report that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1987 that the teaching of biblical creationism in public schools was illegal because it contradicted the First Amendment division of church and state; Suggestion that the concept of intelligent design was introduced as a way to get around the ruling against creationism.
ACCESSION #
18533367

 

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