Evolution Creation Debate

Explores all sides of the continuing debate on the origin of life

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Significant U.S. Court Rulings

1925 - High school science teacher John Scopes (1900-1970) is found guilty of breaking the Butler Act, a Tennessee law against teaching "any theory that denies the story of Divine Creation and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." The Butler Act remained on the books until 1967.

1968 - Epperson v. Arkansas - The Supreme Court kills a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution as an unconstitutional violation of the legally required separation of church and state.

1982 - McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education - A federal court rules against a balanced treatment of "creation science" vs. "evolution science." The court found that "creation science" is not science.

1987 - Edwards v. Aguillard - The Supreme Court finds that laws requiring the teaching that a supernatural being created humans improperly endorse religion.

2005 - Selman v. Cobb County School District - A federal judge finds that biology textbook stickers stating "Evolution is a theory, not a fact" violate the First Amendment. It is currently under appeal.


July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006  


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?      Site Feed