TITLE

Drawing the Line Between Science and Religion

AUTHOR(S)
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American School Board Journal;Mar2006, Vol. 193 Issue 3, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the controversy over teaching evolution in U.S. public schools. In the 1982 case, McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education, a federal court struck down a statute that required balance treatment of evolution and creation science. The dispute in the case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District stems from the latest development in the evolution of opposition to teaching evolution: the idea of intelligent design. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones concluded that intelligent design is a belief, and a religious one at that. Judge Jones observed that intelligent design is not a scientific theory because it takes a natural phenomenon and, instead of accepting or seeking a natural explanation, argues that the explanation is supernatural. He further added that intelligent design is actually a form of creation science.
ACCESSION #
19611306

 

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