Religion: Evolution Again

Evolution Again For a long time it looked as if the battle against evolution was about over, but last week a Baptist preacher eagerly waded into a new skirmish. Dr. Wallie Amos Criswell, strong-talking pastor of the world's largest Baptist church—First Baptist of Dallas—launched a series of sermons to expose the "hoax" of evolution. A staunch segregationist and isolationist as well as an anti-evolutionist, Pastor Criswell was disturbed by recent scientific talk about "missing links" (TIME, Dec. 31). "It's ridiculous. It's almost funny," he cried. "What they are trying to tell us is that everything developed from...

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