Evolution in the courtroom : a reference guide
- Moore, Randy.
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002.
- Physical description
- xiii, 381 p. : ill., 27 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-290) and index.
- In the beginning
- "With flaming banners and beating drums" : State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes
- "This is the Bible, buddy" : Epperson v. Arkansas
- In Epperson's wake
- "This is a terrible bill" : McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education
- Bad science : Edwards v. Aguillard
- The ongoing battle
- Key people in the evolution/creationism controversy
- History of the evolution/creationism controversy.
- Publisher's Summary
- This unique reference offers a discussion of the social and legal history behind the ongoing evolution versus creationism controversy. Over 75 years ago Clarence Darrow defeated William Jennings Bryan at the Scopes Trial, clearing the way for the teaching of evolution in the classroom and marking the triumph of the scientific worldview. True? Not necessarily. The actual history is more complex and far less clear-cut. -- Includes photos and important documents -- Provides an index and bibliography -- Includes a biographical listing of key individuals -- Focuses on how teachers, schools, society, and courts have viewed and responded to the controversy -- Chronology provides a detailed timeline of major events in the evolution/creation controversy, from Aristotle to the present.
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- Publication date
- Randy Moore.