Argued: McClean v. Arkansas The federal trial over Arkansas' "balanced treatment" law mandating equal treatment of creation science with evolution ends. U.S. District Judge William R. Overton will rule that the law is unconstitutional because "creation science" is fundamentally religious in nature.
Judge Overton will write in his opinion:
"The approach to teaching "creation science" and "evolution science" found in Act 590 is identical to the two-model approach espoused by the Institute for Creation Research and is taken almost verbatim from ICR writings. It is an extension of Fundamentalists' view that one must either accept the literal interpretation of Genesis or else believe in the godless system of evolution."
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