Why Evolution is Difficult: An American Perspective

Why Evolution is Difficult: An American Perspective

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott

September 22, 2011
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

The American antievolution movement is much more vigorous than that in Canada or Europe, but antievolutionism is nonetheless expanding outside of the U.S. University of Lethbridge logoThe specific enthusiasms of “creation science” and “intelligent design” are American exports, and products of American history and culture. Nonetheless, they have been proved to be remarkably robust colonizers, and are transplanted by conservative Christian missionaries, who are a universal phenomenon. Although primarily a Christian movement, antievolutionism has been seized upon by Islamists as well, and even by a marginal Hindu movement. The relationship between creation science and intelligent design will be explained, and examples of how these movements have challenged the teaching of evolution will be described.

A presentation for the
Owen G. Holmes Lecture Series

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