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|Science in the News: The Supreme Court rules on teaching creationism|
"'Creation Science' Banned in Schools," screamed a Los Angeles Times headline. This banner, typical of hundreds that appeared in newspapers and news magazines across the nation, parroted by hundreds more radio and television announcers, gave the distinct impression that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled against the presenting of any evidence for creation to students in public schools and universities. Unfortunately, few articles under those headlines did little to alter that impression as they reported the justices' decision that the 1981 Louisiana law mandating creation science instruction "violated the legal principle of separation of church and state."