Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 453-455

First online:

Banning Evolution

  • William Eric MeikleAffiliated withNational Center for Science Education Email author 


Laws prohibiting the teaching of human evolution were in effect in some states for over 40 years during the twentieth century. While such laws have been ruled unconstitutional, the opposition to evolution which stimulated their adoption continues as a prominent feature of American culture.


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