Friday, March 31, 2006


Oscillating Controversy

Edward Larson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Summer for the Gods, a book about the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, told David L. Hudson Jr., a research attorney at the First Amendment Center, that "the future of the [intelligent design] controversy could depend on the outcome of the Selman case, which is currently before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."

“'The Selman case is definitely worth watching, and also what happens in Kansas with the teaching standards,' Larson said."

"'These latest cases show that the controversy is not likely to die down and can resurface at any time,' he said. 'The controversy has tapped into a cultural divide. It is an oscillating controversy,' he added, referring to its cyclical nature. 'If history is any guide, then we’re in for heavy weather again.'”


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