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Document Type

General Interest Article

Abstract

In 1963, American historian Richard Hofstadter wrote that "today the evolutionary controversy seems as remote as the Homeric era.'' The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Project, supported in part by federal funds, was preparing secondary school texts that openly presented evolution as the foundation of biology. And George McCready Price, an outspoken leader of the protest against evolution in the days of the Scopes "monkey trial" and author of numerous antievolutionary tomes, including The Phantom of Organic Evolution (1924), A History of Some Scientific Blunders (1930), The Modern Flood Theory of Geology (1935), and Genesis Vindicated (1941), died at the age of 92. But 1963 was also the year that the Creation Research Society - and with it, organized "scientific creationism'' - was born.

Publication Date

June 1982

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

89

Issue

2

First Page

59

Last Page

61

Copyright

© Copyright 1982 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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