The New Face of Creationism: The Establishment Clause and the Latest Efforts to Suppress Evolution in Public Schools

56 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2015

See all articles by Deborah Farringer

Deborah Farringer

Belmont University - College of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2001

Abstract

If America wants to stay at the forefront of scientific study and remain competitive with other nations, its students must be taught scientific principles that are generally applied in the global scientific community. Thus, the implications involved in the latest battles over God and science extend beyond whether to teach controversial subjects, and could have a significant effect on the future of American schools. These problems warrant the development of a new test, or new legal analysis, that will enable the Court to deal with this latest chapter in the heated evolution and creationism debate. This Note examines the evidentiary factors that will be necessary to preserve First Amendment ideals and the consequences that may follow from adopting a more narrow, textualist approach when analyzing the Establishment Clause.

Keywords: Creationism, Establishment Clause, Public Schools

Suggested Citation

Farringer, Deborah, The New Face of Creationism: The Establishment Clause and the Latest Efforts to Suppress Evolution in Public Schools (November 1, 2001). Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 6, 2001; Belmont University College of Law Research Paper No. 2017-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2638495

Deborah Farringer (Contact Author)

Belmont University - College of Law ( email )

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
27
Abstract Views
362
PlumX Metrics