In 2005, a district court judge ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District that teaching intelligent design in public schools was unconstitutional. Many critics of intelligent design heralded the decision as the death knell for creationism, while ID proponents vowed to fight on. Read about it in an Oct. 17, 2008, article posted by the National […]
In 2006, the state of Georgia lost an appeal in federal court to keep stickers on public school science textbooks that described evolution as “a theory, not a fact.” Read about it in a May 26, 2006, story from The New York Times.
On May 3, 2007, during the first debate among the 10 Republican presidential hopefuls, they were asked: “Is there anyone on the stage who does not … believe in evolution?” Three candidates raised their hands: Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado. The episode sparked much debate […]
In 2007, the Discovery Institute, the central think tank of the intelligent design movement, published Explore Evolution, its high school textbook that criticizes evolution. Critics called it a repackaging of the institute’s previous textbook The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems, which appeared in 2006. Read about it in a June 1, 2007, […]
Read a May 2, 2013, article from the Huffington Post about the Louisiana Science Education Act. In 2008, Louisiana passed the Science Education Act, which protects the rights of Louisiana public schools that want to teach alternatives to evolution. Critics say this was a win for the anti-evolution camp, which changed tactics after the Dover trial. […]
A December 2010 Gallup Poll showed that four in 10 Americans believe in creationism — that God created humans in their present form — while more than half believe in evolution in some form.
Leslie Wickman is the executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation, a group of Christian scientists working to improve the dialogue between science and religion. She is also a professor of engineering at California Baptist University.
Kevin Padian is an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, where he operates the Padian Lab.
Scott Minnich is an associate professor in the school of food science at the University of Idaho in Boise and a fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is a co-author of Explore Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism.