There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2019.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
Epperson v. Arkansas
| Part of a series on the|
|Standards of review|
|Other legal theories|
|Defining moments in law|
Epperson v. Arkansas is a 1968 court case, handled by the Supreme Court of the United States, to challenge a 1920s statute preventing the teaching of evolution (specifially, human evolution) in Arkansas public schools (in lieu of creationism, specifically that which is found in the Book of Genesis).
The Supreme Court found in favor of the plaintiff, stating the statute was in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In addition, their decision asserted that the State of Arkansas (and, by extension, any other state) had no right nor any interest to prevent the teaching of theories critical to the views of any religion.