America's difficulty with Darwin


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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 2 (February 2009), p. 22-28


The conflict between supporters of Darwin's theory of evolution and Creationists is often portrayed as the latest skirmish in an age-old struggle between science and religion. It is anything but, claims Thomas Dixon, who argues that Creationsism, and its pseudo-scientific offspring, 'Intelligent Design', are products peculiar to US history, the response of Christian fundamentalists to the Founding Fathers' separation of church and state