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From Scopes To Edwards: The Sixty-Year Evolution Of Biblical Creationism In The Public School Classroom, Lucien J. Dhooge Jan 1988

From Scopes To Edwards: The Sixty-Year Evolution Of Biblical Creationism In The Public School Classroom, Lucien J. Dhooge

University of Richmond Law Review

Few issues have generated as much controversy as the scope of the religion clauses of the first amendment to the United States Constitution within the setting of the public schools. Indeed, as Justice Brennan once stated, the courts have "encountered few issues more intricate or more demanding than that of the relationship between religion and the public schools." This controversy is not surprising in light of the important role played by the public schools in shaping the nation's thoughts, beliefs and institutions. It is a controversy without end; for as long as the public schools maintain their primary role in …