ERIC Number: ED238733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Scopes II. The Great Debate. Creation vs. Evolution.
This book, written by a member of the Louisiana State Legislature (who authored a bill during the 1981 legislative session mandating balanced treatment for creation-science wherever evolution-science is taught to public school children), takes a step toward answering the question: Should the scientific evidences for creation be given equal time with those evidences for evolution? The 13-chapter book details the religious aspects of evolutionary teaching now being imposed on public school children, documents the harmful results of children being indoctrinated in evolution when they enter schools after having been taught creation in the home, and explains to parents and others what can be done to solve this dilemma. Among the other topics and issues addressed are: how the Louisiana State Legislature overwhelmingly adopted a program that would give equal time to creation-science whenever and wherever evolutionary dogma is taught in schools; responses/tactics of evolutionists, news media, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others to the program; Arkansas Balanced Treatment Act, Judge William Overton's decision to strike down the act, and Luther Sutherland's evaluation of the judge's decision; the lawsuit against the Louisiana legislation; the religion of humanism; the changing-tide strategy for the 1980s. (JN)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Religious Factors, Science Education, State Legislation
Huntington House, Inc., P.O. Box 78205, Shreveport, LA 71137. ($4.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
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