Wayne Frair


The Arkansas Trial tested the legality of presenting both creation and evolution in public schools. The plaintiff (ACLU) emphasized the Christian (Biblical) motivation for the bill, and the defense stressed that both creation and evolution were scientific and secular. As a result of the Trial the visibility of creation and creationists increased greatly, and so creationists were stimulated to more intense activity as also were the anti-creationists. Although science is restricted to empirical research, scientists need to be more willing to consider and present the various metaphysical connotations of their research. Creationists who base their beliefs upon Biblical revelation candidly should acknowledge this as they deal with the implications of scientific discoveries.


Arkansas, creation, education, evolution, legal, public schools, religion, sCience, teaching, trials


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