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Evolution

A discussion about the issue debated 90 years ago in the famous Scopes Trial, in which evangelical traditionalist and rational secularist clashed over the Tennessee law making it illegal "to teach any theory that denies the Story of Divine Creation." The struggle was decisively won-eventually - by the secularist... or was it? The continuing appeal of anti-evolutionary thinking in America is still very much prevalent; in the last decade, questions about what, if anything, students should learn about evolution have been debated in more than half the states in our nation, and there are states in which public school teachers are mandated to include – in the science curriculum - concepts of ‘Intelligent Design’.

Leader: John Halverson