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dc.contributor.authorHart, Andrew Judson
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T04:30:19Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.otherhart_andrew_j_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hart_andrew_j_201605_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36155
dc.description.abstractEvolution versus creation is a divisive issue as religion is pitted against science in public discourse. Despite mounting scientific evidence in favor of evolution and legal decisions against the teaching of creationism in public schools, the number of advocates who still argue for creationist teaching in the science curriculum of public schools remains quite large. Public debates have played a key role in the creationist movement, and this study examines public debates between creationists and evolutionists over thirty years to track trends and analyze differences in arguments and political style in an attempt to better understand why creationism remains salient with many in the American public.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCreation
dc.subjectEvolution
dc.subjectPublic Debate
dc.subjectArgumentation
dc.subjectPolitical Style
dc.subjectBill Nye
dc.titleMapping the creation-evolution debate in public life
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSpeech Communication
dc.description.majorSpeech Communication
dc.description.advisorEdward Panetta
dc.description.committeeEdward Panetta
dc.description.committeeThomas Lessl
dc.description.committeeBarbara Biesecker


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