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California and Theory of Evolution #18367

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1972
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(Studio) In 1920's science teacher tried in Tennessee for teaching theory of evolution: Scopes monkey trial.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(California) California textbooks don't mention the creation, teach evolution. 300 people jam State Board of Education meeting to see if textbook should be changed. [Physician, Dr. River West GERARD - says Biblical creation story is not a theory, but act of faith.] [Biochemistry professor, Dr. David HOGNESS - says creation story cannot be made to fit facts.] [Catholic educator, Rev. James CHURCH - says religion cannot be sought with microscope or telescope.] [Physician, Dr. John SUMMERS - says science should tell the truth: there is no Santa Claus, even for adults.] [Institute for Creation Research, Dr. Duane GISH - says theory of evolution is also unproven.] [Natural sciences professor, Dr. George HOWE - says children should learn both views.] [Baptist minister, Reverend W. L. STOWE - resents biased, atheistic presentation thrust upon children.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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