At this point in the Culture Wars, or the War on Science, or whichever rift is restraining the success of American students, perhaps it is time to amend Theodosius Dobzhansky's maxim to "Nothing makes sense in light of evolution; nothing in creation science
His organization, Creation Science
Hall of Fame Inc.
Thus, he writes, 'it may, at best, be said that, to the extent to which Creation Science
qualifies as science, it does not support creation; and to the extent to which Creation Science
supports creation, it does not qualify as science' (43).
In McLean the term was Creation Science
and for Kitzmiller it was Intelligent Design Theory.
In Edwards, decided in 1987, the court struck down a law in Louisiana requiring the teaching of so-called creation science
whenever presenting evolution.
The Creation Science
Society was founded in 1963 (creation science
is based on naive literalist readings of Genesis 1 and flood geology--the use of Noah's Flood as an explanation for geological phenomena like mountains, fossils, canyons, etc.
A form of what is usually called young-earth creationism, creation science
holds that the earth, and the universe are about 6000 to 10,000 years old.
Supreme Court strikes down the idea that schools can only Teach evolution if they give equal time to creation science
in Edwards v.
They see proponents of creation science
as accepting scientific method but denying evolution; while intelligent design theorists affirm evolution but challenge the philosophical assumptions of some scientists.
Supreme Court declared that teaching Creation Science
in public schools was unconstitutional.
If ever there was a time to recover his legacy, it's now, with Christian zealots at home pushing creation science
in schools and, far more important, Islamic fundamentalists abroad swearing death to godless infidels.
No to creation science
and intelligent design supplementing or replacing evolution: it is too hard to hide the religious motivation there, whatever the opponents of Darwinism say.