Evolution Litigation


Jay Sekulow

May 23, 2011

2 min read




There is a continuing controversy erupting throughout the United States regarding the teaching of evolution as fact in public schools around the country.  During the original Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925, famed lawyer Clarence Darrow argued that denying the right to teach Darwinian evolution violated fundamental academic freedom.  Now, some 80 years later, evolutionists argue that their theory should be the only one taught in schools.  This issue of the origins of mankind is being decided by the courts.  We have developed a comprehensive strategy to address this issue.  In the coming weeks, I will be preparing a major editorial that will be released throughout the United States.  We will also be filing briefs in these key cases in Georgia and Pennsylvania. 


As Lee Strobel notes in his excellent book, The Case for a Creator, increasingly, numbers of scientists are coming to the conclusion that an intelligent creator originated the universe.  In fact, scientist Larry Hatfield in a 1979 report in Science Digest noted, Scientists who utterly reject Evolution may be one of our fastest-growing controversial minorities . . . Many of the scientists supporting this position hold impressive credentials in science.  There are now literally hundreds of biologists, chemists, zoologists, physicists, anthropologists, molecular and cell biologists, and other scientists who are challenging the theory that Darwinian evolution is supported by all scientific evidence.  These individuals hold doctorate degrees from such prestigious universities as Cambridge, Stanford and Cornell. 


In order to meet the challenge in the courtroom, we are going to have to develop the scientific evidence that points to intelligent design.  If one looks at the complicated nature of the universe and the individual DNA of individuals, it is a logical to draw the conclusion that mankind was established by an intelligent creator.  This issue is most prominent now in our nations public schools, and may well present the new frontier on school-related issues.  Please continue to visit www.aclj.org to get updates on these and other critical cases.