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Creationism After Dover

Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

April 10, 2009
Room N1B23
Ramaley Hall
University of Colorado at Boulder

After the failure of Intelligent Design to survive a legal test of its constitutionality (Kitzmiller v Dover) the creationist movement evolved new strategies. These call for teaching the “strengths and weaknesses of evolution” or the “critical analysis of evolution” which are creationism in disguise. In lieu of Dover-like policies promoting the teaching of Intelligent Design, the Discovery Institute has provided model legislation for states to pass to promote these approaches. This “Academic Freedom Act” legislation has popped up in several states already, and reflects the creationism du jour.

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