Sep 19, 2011
Date Resolved

AU learned that McCook Community College planned to offer a course on “creation science” during the Fall 2007 semester. According to the instructor, students would explore “[t]he Garden of Eden and life on earth before the flood and the major changes which have taken place since that time,” and would examine “the same evidence that evolutionary science looks at, but from a different perspective, that is to say, from a Biblical perspective.” In a letter to the college, AU explained that federal courts have consistently held that creationism and its progeny cannot lawfully be taught in public educational institutions. After receiving our letter, the college president informed us that the course had been cancelled.