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).