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Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Brandon Haught


Teaching evolution in the public schools has led to heated conflicts since the 1920s. It continues with undiminished strength to the present day as activist citizens and elected officials fight to diminish evolution's place in the science classroom by any means necessary. This ongoing war has touched nearly every state, and Florida is no exception. Its state legislature, state school board, local school boards, governors, and individual teachers have all felt the creationism vs. evolution heat. This book details the colorful characters and dramatic events that occurred as people tried to outla ... More

Keywords: creationism, education, evolution, Florida, religion, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049434
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brandon Haught, author