In August of 1980, an article appeared in the Lexington Herald Tribune noting that the “Citizens for Balanced Treatment of Origins” had proposed to the Lexington board of education that our city could be on the cutting edge of science education if the Board would institute the teaching of “creation science” in Lexington schools. I was one of the few people in Lexington at that time who had even heard of creation science, and likely the only one who had a box of creation science literature.

I was teaching biological anthropology at the University of Kentucky at the time, and...

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