The battle over whether to allow American schoolchildren to be taught the theory of evolution is almost as old as the theory itself. Many states enacted laws forbidding the teaching of evolution in the early years of the twentieth century, but the last of these laws was overturned during the 1960s. Since then, evolution has steadily conflicted with creationism. With the introduction of evolution into the curriculum, creationists began lobbying for, and achieving, balanced-treatment laws, which... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 5p.