Thirty years of intensive efforts by creationists have produced little substantiate prog ress in bringing about open academic inquiry in the teaching of origins theories in public schools because the opposition has convinced the courts that this would violate the First Amendment. The author has developed a secular approach to origins teaching that avoids all possible objections on constitutional grounds. It informs students about the true nature of the relevant scientific data which reveal great difficulties with evolution theory and show that all basic types of life first appeared abruptly on Earth.


Abrupt appearance, censorship, evolution, origins, science teaching


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