The evolution controversy in America /
George E. Webb.
Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, c1994.
xii, 297 p. ; 24 cm
0813118646, 9780813118642
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Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, c1994.
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Fisher copy: With dust jacket.
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Gift; Garrett Herman; 2018; RB351993.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-289) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-01:
For more than a hundred years there has been an almost continuous debate over the teaching of organic evolution in US public schools. The debate has included theologians, educators, and politicians. Following the debate a great deal of publicity ensued that caused a decline in the teaching of evolution in public schools for a while and led to the emergence of what has been labeled as "creation science." The Creationists demanded "balanced treatment" of creation theories and of evolution in the public schools, even though their efforts were declared to be unconstitutional in a number of cases in the federal courts. At the present time most persons of educated status consider the teaching of evolution by the public schools an optional, but desirable, subject to be included in the school's curriculum. Although a number of published studies have dealt with specific aspects of the debate, Webb's book represents the first complete historical survey of the topic. General; graduate through professional. J. M. Carpenter; University of Kentucky
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Table of Contents
Prologuep. 1
Originsp. 7
Toward the New Centuryp. 29
Gathering at the Riverp. 53
The Scopes Trial and Beyondp. 81
Decline and Revivalp. 109
The Passing of the Old Orderp. 135
New Directionsp. 155
A Remedy to a Bad Actp. 180
The Creationist Challengep. 201
Somewhere in Heaven, John Scopes is Smilingp. 228
Epiloguep. 253
Notesp. 264
Indexp. 290
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