Intelligent Design or Creationism? Article Review by Top Papers

Intelligent Design or Creationism?
A review of the article by Branch, Glenn; "Understanding Creationism after Kitzmiller."
# 135485 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Law (Historic Trials) , Education (General)

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This paper examines the case in Dover, Pennsylvania, in which the school board adopted intelligent design as a purported alternative to the theory of evolution. The paper describes how this led to a case in which the trial judge heard a 40-day trial, and in a voluminous opinion ruled that "ID" is creationism under another name, that it is not science, and that it is religion, and therefore cannot be taught in public schools.

From the Paper:

"When the subject of evolution comes up, our public schools often become a battleground. One of the most loudly voiced claims made by the opponents of evolution is that they never get a chance to present their views. These people claim that if they were given a fair chance, they could teach science at least as sound as the theory of evolution. I am here today to say that, given a fair chance to present their views, the anti-evolution people got slapped down hard. The case came out of Dover, Pennsylvania. The new "anti-evolution theory" was labeled "intelligent design," and its supporters insisted that it was..."

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