Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error

Third edition

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154719
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849505 | DOI:

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This chapter closes the study with brief concluding remarks. The creation–evolution legal controversy persisted because popular opinion remained deeply divided over evolutionary teaching in public schools. That split prevented any compromise and drove both sides to seek legal relief. The same division precluded either side from accepting an unfavorable legal resolution as final. The legal controversy continued, with the law mostly serving to provide the forum where both sides could present their arguments.

Keywords: evolutionary teaching; Origin of Species; William Jennings Bryan; human evolution; Henry Morris

Chapter.  1449 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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