Darwinism and Creationism
the controversey of being taught in school
The Scopes trial
In early 1925, the state of Tennessee made it illegal to teach any theory that denies the Story of the Creation of man, as in the Bible, and to teach instead that man had descended from animals. Trying to challenge a law criminalizing teaching evolutuion in public schools John T. Scopes purposely introduced the concept of evolution to a class that he substitute taught. In Scopes trial, argued by Clarence Darrow, the jury ruled against Scopes.
EDWARDS VS AGUILLARD
In 1987 a case went to Supreme following this case, the state of Louisiana created a law saying that Evolutionism and Creationism had to be taught in school. It also said that teaching different scientific theories about the making of humans to children might be the intention of making science easier to teach.
RELIGION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Educators cant teach, as fact, that humans were created by a divine being. In science classes teachers must only teach scientific explanations for life on earth. Schools are required to teach evolution to avoid offending religious people. The United States Supreme Court has held that it is unnecessary for teachers who teach evolution also to teach creationism.
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