Antievolution and Creationism in the United States

  title={Antievolution and Creationism in the United States},
  author={Eugenie C Scott},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • E. Scott
  • Published 21 October 1997
  • Education
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
Evolution is considered controversial by a substantial minority of Americans. Religious opposition explains this, but this opposition is comprised of a broad continuum of religious views. It runs from “young earth creationism” through “old earth creationism” (including “day-age,” “gap,” and “progressive creationism”) to “theistic evolutionism.” Historically, antievolutionists have attempted to ban evolution and to present it on an equal footing with “creation science.” Scholars largely ignored… 


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