Niles Eldridge

"Scientific Creationism" Is Still Fantasy

On Darwin's birthday, a defense of his greatest theory

Despite this country's apparent modernism, the creationist movement once again is growing. The news media proclaimed a juryless trial in California as "Scopes II" and those who cling to the myth of prog­ress wonder how the country could revert to the prim­itive state it was in when Darrow and Bryan battled it out in the hot summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. But the sad truth is that we have not progressed. Creationism never completely disappeared as a politi­cal, religious, and educational issue.

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