In the early years of this decade the educational authorities of the state of California were confronted by a demand that creationism be given ‘equal time’ with the theory of evolution in the biology textbooks to be used in the public schools of that state. Influential forces were behind the demand, and there was considerable fear among many scientists (and hope among some others) that they would carry the day. Editorials and a lively correspondence ensued in Science and other journals. The National Academy of Sciences, at its meeting in October 1972, adopted the following resolution:1
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