Publication Year



Creationism, Darwinism, science, evolution, religion


History of Religion | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Religion | Social History


The debate between creationism and evolution has a long and tumultuous history, as is evidenced by the plethora of material that has been written on this subject. In part because there is such an exhaustive catalogue of material already available and in part because of my own bias towards one side, I have chosen to perform an analysis of the debate itself rather than to fully engage the issues that form it. This is not to say that I am not interested in the issues themselves, in fact I believe they remain as some of the most difficult and important questions that face in a society with both dominant religious and scientific influences, but rather I am making the assumption that the way in which these issues have been debated has been radically changed since its onset.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Religious Studies