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Creationism with an Australian Accent: Politics, Schools, and Global Exportation (2021)

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In 2002 Ronald Numbers noted that few countries have been as receptive to creationism as Australia. This paper follows up Numbers’s observations by providing an updated look at the vicissitudes of Australian Darwin-skepticism and its global influences. To do this it revisits the rise of creationism Down Under in relation to the Creation Science Foundation and its goal of reforming US antievolutionism, as well as the American market share drives that helped catalyze Answers in Genesis’s acrimonious legal split. The study further examines the socio-political conditions of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen state government that helped antievolutionism to mobilize in Queensland, which were reflected in the banning of MACOS and SEMP school curricula. Additionally, the history and contemporary peculiarities of Australia’s educational system are explored, as avenues for teaching creationism in both public and private schools still exist across the country. Finally, more recent political controversies associated with creationism are surveyed, including news reports scrutinizing the beliefs of Australian policymakers. Together, these lines of inquiry provide key insights into how creationism with an Australian accent has succeeded both in its home country and as an export abroad.

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Authors & Contributors
Numbers, Ronald L.
Carlin, Leslie
Coleman, Simon
Edis, Taner
Forrest, Barbara
Gross, Paul R.
Journals
Almagest
Studies in History of Biology
Social Studies of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Publishers
Duke University
Ashgate
Greenwood Press
Harvard University Press
Oxford University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Concepts
Creationism
Science and religion
Evolution
Science education and teaching
Intelligent design (teleology)
Darwinism
People
Scopes, John Thomas
Darwin, Charles Robert
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
Early modern
Places
United States
Great Britain
New Zealand
Russia
Australia
Bulgaria
Institutions
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Presbyterian Church
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