This article examines the nature of scientific creationism and its educational value. Creation scientists and evolutionists study the origins of life, but their disagreements produce controversies that radiate far beyond the scientific community. Controversies about the content of science courses in public schools are widely reported in the press and have become political footballs. The debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, and their contemporary counterparts, are the themes of motion pictures and plays. There is enormous public interest in the battle that is portrayed by combatants on both sides as a fight involving not only academic freedom but good, evil, and truth.
Gary C. Leedes,
Monkeying Around With the Establishment Clause and Bashing Creation-Science,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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