TITLE

Evolution vs. Creation

AUTHOR(S)
Donnelly, Matt
PUB. DATE
April 2018
SOURCE
Evolution vs. Creation -- Research Starters Education;4/1/2018, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Research Starter
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the legal issues surrounding the teaching of creationism and evolution in public school science classrooms in the United States. Since the early 20th century, parents, teachers, and politicians have often been embroiled in contentious debates regarding freedom of religion as applied to the role of religious interpretations of science in the public school science curriculum. Religious fundamentalists view evolution as both unscientific and amoral and advocate its replacement with a faith-based account of the origin of man. Others accept that evolution is fundamental to science and therefore important for students to study. The courts have consistently ruled that creationism and, later, Intelligent Design are not science and therefore do not belong in the public school science classroom.
ACCESSION #
27170114

 

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