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The theory of evolution is at odds with the views of many religions, and many people want to allow a religious view of creationism to be taught in the public school system. The foundation of evolution is based upon the belief that the origin of all ordered complex systems, including living creatures, can be explained by natural laws without the initiation or intervention of God. A person who believes in the biblical model of creation …

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…the Scopes trial, the creation-evolution controversy was not a high-priority issue. The issue lay dormant until the 1950s, when there was a growing concern among educators that science teaching in the public schools needed to be upgraded with current evolutionary teaching. The fact is, "The author or teacher who states [that evolution is an established fact] is either ignorant of the facts in the case, or is seeking to hide them from his students" (Schnabel 97).