The Supreme Court and the Creationists

OPINION: CREATIONISM Creationism: Out of the Mainstream Stephen Jay Gould  p.10   Statute Attacks All of Science Murray Gell-Mann p.11 Let Science and Religion Stay Separate Francisco Ayala p.11 An Urgent Need to Fight Creationism Dorothy Nelkin p.11   Date:     November 17, 1986 On December 10 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Edwards v. Aguillard, the suit arising from a 1981 Louisiana law requireing a balanced  treatment" of evolution and "crea

The Scientist Staff
Nov 16, 1986

OPINION: CREATIONISM

Creationism: Out of the Mainstream
Stephen Jay Gould  p.10
 
Statute Attacks All of Science
Murray Gell-Mann p.11

Let Science and Religion Stay Separate
Francisco Ayala p.11

An Urgent Need to Fight Creationism
Dorothy Nelkin p.11

 

Date:     November 17, 1986

On December 10 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Edwards v. Aguillard, the suit arising from a 1981 Louisiana law requireing a balanced  treatment" of evolution and "creation science" in public school science classes in the state The law also requires that evolution be taught as a theory rather than a scientific fact Students could not be penalized academically or otherwise for rejecting evolution in favor of the creationist view, nor could a teacher who favors creation science be discriminated against. In-service training for teachers  would include, preparation in teaching the creation science model and school libraries would-be required to purchase "nonreligious" books opposed to evolution....