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Darwin's Legacy in America

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150457.003.0002
 Darwin's Legacy in America

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The debate between creationists and evolutionists stems from America's view of God and nature, of science, and of attitudes toward social elites and taxes. This chapter looks at events in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Tennessee. It compares the life of England's Charles Darwin and America's William Barton Rogers. It looks at the rise of “creation science” and the contemporary strategies of evolutionists.

Keywords: creationists; Darwin; elites; evolutionists; Massachusetts; taxes; Tennessee; Virginia; William Barton Rogers

Chapter.  7031 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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