Larisa DeSantis

Vanderbilt University

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Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University

Larisa DeSantis on KCRW

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.

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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.

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