Edward Larson

Pepperdine University School of Law

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Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion

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Tennessee's Republican legislature has enacted a  new law  allowing teachers to question the science of Evolution.  The legislation protects teachers from helping students "review in…

Academic Freedom versus Science

Tennessee's Republican legislature has enacted a new law allowing teachers to question the science of Evolution.  The legislation protects teachers from helping students "review in…

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In 1925, a Tennessee jury convicted John Scopes for questioning the Bible by teaching Evolution. More recently, it's become a required science.

Is 'Academic Freedom' a Disguise for Religion?

In 1925, a Tennessee jury convicted John Scopes for questioning the Bible by teaching Evolution. More recently, it's become a required science.

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In 2009, the  California Science Center  in downtown Los Angeles rented its IMAX Theater to the  American Freedom Alliance  for a film to be followed by a panel discussion.

California Science Center Settles Suit with Intelligent Design Filmmakers

In 2009, the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles rented its IMAX Theater to the American Freedom Alliance for a film to be followed by a panel discussion.

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