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reli 127 March 27

reli 127 March 27 - School teacher in Arkansas brought it...

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1940’s-50’s evolution not taught because people didn’t want to touch it. 1961 Henry Morris PhD in hydraulic engineering….. wanted scientific legitimacy to views Revived the creationist movement Earth 6,000 yrs old (Young earth theory) Each creation day-24 hr period Noah’s flood, caused strata Founded creation research society 1963 1789 1 st amendment to the constitution –does not prohibit states from taking rights, only federal 1871 14 th amendment extending all rights to all citizens (including blacks) No citizen can be deprived of life, liberty, or property with out due process of law. 1960’s supreme court cases regarding prayer and bible reading in schools Epperson vs. Arkansas 1968
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Unformatted text preview: School teacher in Arkansas brought it to local court because she did not want to break the law by teaching the chapter on evolution found in her new bio textbook. Arkansas Supreme Court: Justice Fortas rejects the law on the basis of 14 th amendment US supreme court: Justice Black there is no controversy, so this is not even a case worthy of being heard. Also, it’s too vague of a law. Foreign language example…. do you keep students ignorant that other people speak French vs. teaching them how to speak it, he says it’s better to just not teach any origin theories. Justice Stewart How can you teach that it doesn’t exist?...
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  • Spring '08
  • Weiner
  • Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Arkansas supreme court

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