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This Date in History: Balanced Treatment of Evolution

By March 19, 2005

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March 19, 1981: Governor Frank J. White signed into law Arkansas' infamous "Balanced Treatment" act (Act 590), mandating that any science class which teaches about evolution must also give equal time to teaching about creationism. The law was challenged and eventually struck down by Judge William Overton in the case of McClean v. Arkansas.
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