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The previous decade had heard widespread calls for "equal time" laws, which sought to mitigate the influence of evolutionary science in the public schools by requiring teachers to give equal attention to "competing theories" of natural history, namely, scientific creationism.
Looking in turn at cognition, beyond science, and meaning systems, they consider such topics as scientific versus religious knowledge in evolutionary perspective, magic and ritual in an age of science, public and private knowledge of scientific creationism, the religions of science and the sciences of religion in Brazil, meaning and everyday life in contemporary Ireland, and religion and science after the Vietnam War.
When they were no longer able to do so, they tried to 'balance' it with the teaching of biblical creationism, or scientific creationism, or intelligent design.
Contributions are grouped into three parts: historical interactions with five essays covering the Patristic era to the present: the relations between religion and contemporary science with five essays on scientific creationism and 'intelligent design', evolution, the Big Bang and bioethics and religion; and Philosophical Perspectives with four essays on atheism naturalism and science, divine action, emergence and scientific explanation; science.
Prior Supreme Court rulings had already banned public schools from teaching creationism as a violation of the Establishment Clause, and the Court had ruled as well that creationism's lineal descendant, scientific creationism, was still a religion, despite the lip service it paid to science.
Ken Ham, who operates this museum, disagrees with people who call scientific creationism "bad" science.

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