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Creationism du jour

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott
February 13, 2013
Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois

After the failure of creation science and intelligent design to survive legal tests of their constitutionality, the creationist movement evolved new strategies. These callSIU Logo for teaching the “strengths and weaknesses of evolution” or the “critical analysis of evolution” which are creationism in disguise. In lieu of policies promoting the teaching of creation science or Intelligent Design, modern creationists try to change state science education standards or pass state legislation to promote these “softer” and less-obvious approaches. Such “Academic Freedom Act” legislation has popped up in several states already, and reflects the creationism du jour.