Twenty questions: What have the courts said about the teaching of evolution and creationism in public schools?

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Abstract

Although the Scopes trial remains the most famous court decision associated with the teaching of evolution, there have been many other more important court decisions associated with the teaching of evolution and creationism in public schools. An understanding of these decisions can help teachers answer students' questions about the teaching of evolution and creationism. Such an understanding can also be used to counter the antiscience attitudes and actions of creationist parents, school administrators, and colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-771
Number of pages6
JournalBioScience
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

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  • Creationism
  • Evolution
  • Science education

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