Students are asked to write a formal paper related to the Evolution and Creationism.
Students may choose to write a persuasive argument paper, an analytical (compare and contrast) style paper, or an objective research-style paper.
Other creationists believe in an older Earth, with species still created separately by God.
Finally, believers in Intelligent Design hold that evolution might occur, but that a deity started or guides the process.
Fearing that the Soviet Union was beating the United States in science literacy, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower and Congress passed the National Defense Education Act, a funding bill designed to improve science education.Whether or not any headway was made is up for debate, but the debate proved there's still an appetite for culture wars in the United States.After Sir Charles Darwin introduced his original theory about the origins of species and evolution, humanity’s faith in God, which remained undisputed for hundreds of years, had reeled.Now, science was not only shooting holes in the Biblical tale of a young Earth created in mere days, it was suggesting that God didn't even create all animals and plants.Perhaps no battle in the creationism versus evolution war is more famous than the Scopes Monkey Trial.In 1925, Tennessee schoolteacher John Scopes incriminated himself for teaching evolution in a classroom, purposefully challenging a state law prohibiting evolution from being taught.The trial was intended to generate publicity, and it worked like a charm.Therefore, the debates between the evolutionists and the creationists seem to be far from ending.And though their arguments are completely opposite, they can coexist and even complement each other.The cast was star-studded: Famous attorney Clarence Darrow defended Scopes, while the three-time populist Presidential candidate Williams Jennings Bryan prosecuted.Americans listened to the court proceedings over the radio.