Nebraska Connections - Creation-Evolution Debate

Nebraska Connections - Creation-Evolution Debate
1- Charles E. Bessey (1845 - 1915) - Early botanist (see timeline). He was a follower of Asa Gray, the American popularizer of Darwinism, and the author of a major American botany text. He had a major influence on science education in Nebraska.

2- Nebraska Man (Hesperopithecus haroldcookii) - a creationist favorite. Nebraska Man was described based on a single tooth found in western Nebraska in 1922. How were paleontologists led astray?

3- William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925) - (see timeline) He became an antievolutionist after he left Nebraska. He blamed evolution for moral decay of society. For all practical purposes he is the father of popular antievolutionism in the U.S.

4- George McCready Price (1870 - 1963) - He was the most influential academic creationist of the first half of the 20th century. His most important books were published while he was on the faculty of Union College.

5- Frank Lewis Marsh (1899 - 1992) - The first Adventist biology teacher to have a Ph. D. which he obtained from the University of Nebraska. He taught for 15 years at Union College and published the first creationist biology texts. He is renowned among creationists for coining the word baramin (from Hebrew) for created kinds.

6- Nebraska state capitol floor