After reviewing the history of the religious war on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, my article, “Tactics, Strategies & Battles—Oh My!: Perseverance of the Perpetual Problem Regarding Preaching to Public School Pupils & Why it Persists,“ examines why such a seemingly well-settled issue survives and, to some extent, succeeds.
First, by exploiting common misconceptions among the American public, lawmakers are able to take advantage of ignorance driven by strong emotions. Next, religious special interests groups, with seemingly unlimited funds, thrust propaganda supported by worldwide media reinforcement on an already vulnerable American public. Thus, irresponsible state legislators, caught between a rock and a hard place, succumb to the pressure, ultimately resulting in bad laws. This potent concoction has successfully persevered over the past century and, as evidenced by recent legislation, continues to successfully sneak religion into public school science classrooms across the country.
Please contact me for any further questions or comments. I’m excited to have the opportunity to possibly publish with your Journal and look forward to speaking with you further. Thanks a lot for reading my article and I hope you enjoy.
Casey S. McKay
- First Amendment,
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/casey_mckay/2/