What if World War I had never happened? How would the history of creation/evolution controversies have changed? That’s the question the folks at the National Center for Science Education blog are asking these days. In today’s third post of the series, historian Adam Shapiro makes his case for a vastly different story without the Great War to stir the pot in 1914-1918.
Shapiro’s the right person to ask. His recent book Trying Biology offered a smart new argument about the importance of textbook publishing in the history of creationism in the United States.
So how does Shapiro think World War I changed things in the world of American creationism? You’ll have to read his NCSE blog post to find out.