Education: Darwin Who?

To the fundamentalists of this world, Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is little more than a fashionable theory. The literal truth on the origin appeared in Genesis: after filling the seas with great whales and creeping things, God created, in his own image, man. Despite more than a century of scientific backing for Darwin's theory of evolution—despite the victory of Darwinism in the famous Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925—the argument was still going on last week in California.

Since 1969, fundamentalists have been encouraged by Dr. John Ford, a San Diego physician and vice president of the state board of education,...

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