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Evolution in the Courtroom

This unique reference offers a discussion of the social and legal history behind the ongoing evolution versus creationism controversy. * Detailed chronology of the history of the debate from Aristotle in 310 B.C. to the U.S. Senate's adoption of "Sense of the Senate" in June 2002 * Biographies of 172 key individuals on both sides of the controversy, including Leona Wilson, who initiated the first lawsuit by creationists * An edited collection of the eight principal court decisions, including Mclean v. Arkansas and Segraves v. State of California * Photographs and illustrations of influential people like Herbert Spencer, who coined the terms "evolution" and "survival of the fittest"
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Over 75 years ago, Clarence Darrow's performance against William Jennings Bryan at the Scopes trial cleared the way for the teaching of evolution in the classroom and marked the triumph of the scientific worldview. True? Not necessarily. The actual history is more complex and far less clear-cut.

About the Author

Randy Moore is professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN and the editor of American Biology Teacher.


"This book will be a wonderful addition to a school library, preferably high school, as well as in a science classroom reference library." - American Reference Books Annual

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