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Creation in the Courts

Creationists are using the courts to try to get creation theory included as a theory of origins alongside evolution, while evolutionists are using the courts to try to prevent this. Published in Origins v. 6, n. 1.

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Closed Minds and Academic Freedom

The freedom to consider any idea, regardless of its source, is an important basis of academic freedom and the search for truth. This principle should be applied to teaching about origins in the public schools. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 2.

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Suing the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is being sued for promoting humanistic religion in the form of evolution. The court has ruled in favor of the Smithsonian, and the suit is unlikely to win on appeal. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 2.

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Two Reviews of a Comprehensive Overview — A

This book is one of the few recent attempts to present both sides in a logical, understanding manner so the reader can be informed on the issues, regardless of the position for which he opts. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 2.

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Two Reviews of a Comprehensive Overview — B

Review of the book, The Creation-Evolution Controversy. This may be the best comprehensive treatment of scientific creationism that has become available prior to mid-1977. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 2.

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Appeal for Equality

Court rulings against teaching creationism in the public schools have led some creationists to challenge the use of textbooks to promote the theory of evolution. Other creationists are preparing materials that could be used to present both creation and evolution in the public schools. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Tracing the Tales

A review of the book, The Two-taled Dinosaur. Dinosaurs, and other fossils, can be interpreted in more than one way. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Organization and the Origin of Life

The application of the laws of physics and chemistry to the question of the origin of life poses some very basic questions and answers which are evaluated by the author. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Biology Book Battles

The book, Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity, has been adopted as a textbook in several schools, to which some parents, and evolutionists in general, have objected strongly on the basis that it teaches a religious view of origins. The matter is being fought out in the courts. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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A Reference on Creationism

A review of the book, Scientific Creationism (Public School Edition). A science textbook with creationist sympathies would be a valuable contribution. This book, although many will find it useful, comes short of the goal. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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The Chemical Composition of the Earth's Original Atmosphere

There appears to be no persuasive evidence that the atmosphere has ever differed substantially from its present composition. The presence of oxygen in the earth's original atmosphere would have a dramatic inhibitory effect on the synthesis and accumulation of organic molecules and would virtually rule out the possibility that life arose in this way. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Conference on the Origin of Life

The Mars Viking Landing failed to find evidence for life on Mars. The Lander found carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere but no organic material in the Martian soil. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Chemical Evolution

Our study reveals that chemical evolution does not provide a satisfying solution to the question of the origin of life. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 1.

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An Update on the Teaching of Creation in California

The State of California has adopted a policy of including varous theories of human origins, including creationism, in public school classes in social science. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 1.

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Oxygen and Evolution [1]

Some recent data raises serious questions regarding the plausibility of the model of a reducing atmosphere in early earth history. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 2.

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The Textbook Controversy in Tennessee

The courts have struck down a law passed by the state of Tennessee requiring that creation be taught when evolution is taught. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 2.

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Textbook Hearing in California

The state of California has voted to place creation in the social studies class, but no book has been approved with creation in it. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 2.

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A Matter of Fairness

The various lines of argumentation which have been presented in recent years by those who have been promoting the teaching of either the general theory of evolution or creation in public schools reveal some significant inconsistencies. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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The Cupertino Story

A survey of citizens in the Cupertino Union School District, California, showed that a strong majority favored inclusion of creation in the curriculum. Officials ruled against including the origin of life in science classes, but there is some possibility of including it in courses on social studies. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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Literature Reviews

Reviews of the books, The Origins of Life on the Earth, and Speculations and Experiments Related to the Theories on the Origin of Life: A Critique. These two books present opposite views on the problem of the origin of life. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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