TITLE

A Perennial Debate

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Bruce M.
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2004, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the re-emergence of the debate between evolution and creation in education. Details of Segraves v. California, and "equal treatment" laws for creationism and evolution in Louisiana and Arkansas; Arguments made by anti-evolution activists, claiming evolution should be taught as a controversial theory; Belief of the author that the nature of God should be discussed in philosophy classes, and not elevated to the level of scientific theory.
ACCESSION #
15259461

 

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