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The Evolution of Creationism

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In the beginning… there was the effort to ban the teaching of evolution, and John T. Scopes is remembered as the Tennessee teacher whose trial made the creationism/evolution controversy an American icon. But American antievolutionism has continued through until the present day, and it is accurate to describe its evolution as morphological change in response to restrictions of its legal environment. Antievolutionism changed from stressing the Bible as its source of authority to using the imprimatur of science and we have seen the evolution of creation science and intelligent design. Whither antievolutionism in the future? We predict that creation science and intelligent design will change yet further in some ways, going back to their roots.

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