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Alabama, 2004 - HB 391

The first "academic freedom" act proposed, and a basis for the Discovery Institute model legislation.

See also SB 336.

The Miller/Morris Debate (1981)

On April 10, 1981, at Brown University, Kenneth R. Miller of Brown University and Henry M. Morris of the Institute for Creation Research debated whether “the theory of evolution is superior to the theory of special creation as an explanation for all the scientific evidence related to origins.”

"Academic Freedom" Legislation

In recent years, most state-level legislative attacks on evolution have taken the form of "academic freedom" bills, which permit — but do not require — teachers and students to introduce creationist material into science classes. Because these bills are permissive rather than prescriptive, they may have a better chance of surviving judicial scrutiny than has past antievolution legislation.

Creationism, Ideology, and Science

by Eugenie C. Scott

Many causes and movements were discussed during the "Flight from Science and Reason" conference. Most reject science as a way of knowing, or denigrate logic or reason. Creationism differs in some important ways: supporters are science fans, not detractors, and they believe science is useful, important, and something that students should be exposed to.

In My Backyard: Creationism in California

by Eugenie C Scott

Preface

In the spring 2005 issue of California Wild, the magazine of the California Academy of Sciences, NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott, a Fellow of the Academy, discussed creationism in California, in a piece entitled "In My Backyard." A section of the article briefly described controversies over evolution education in the Roseville, California, schools over the last few years.

Creationism Past and Present

Varieties of Creationism

Organized opposition to the teaching of evolution began in the 1920s and continues to the present, although scientific debate about common descent of all living things was over by the 1880s. As discussed in this article by Eugenie C. Scott, there are many varieties of creationism which reject evolution.

The Anti-Museum: An overview and review of the Answers in Genesis Creation "Museum"

by Daniel Phelps

President, Kentucky Paleontological Society
edrioasteroid@msn.com

Creation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
Petersburg, KY 41080
(888) 582-4253

Hours & Pricing
Hours of operation (ET)
  • Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday* 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
*Memorial Day to Labor Day Only
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day
General admission

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