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Lecture 15

COM 250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Creation Science, Comstock Laws, Anthony Comstock


Department
Communication
Course Code
COM 250
Professor
Terilli Samuel
Lecture
15

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Dissenting!views!concerning!private!morality:!
o Premarital!sex!
o “Forbidden”!sex!acts!
o Homosexuality!
o Same-sex!marriage!
o Group!sex!
Darwinism!or!Creationism:!
o Religious!movements!of!the!1800s!forbidding!the!teaching!of!Darwinism!
§ Scopes'v'State,!1927!(aka!“the!monkey!trial”)!criminal!prosecution!of!
public!school!teacher!for!teaching!evolution!
§ Epperson'v''Arkansas,!1968!Supreme!Court!struck!down!Arkansas’!
statutory!prohibition!against!teaching!evolution.!
Darwinism!or!scientific!creationism:!
o Daniel'v.''Waters!1975!
§ Fundamentalists!opponents!of!evolution!came!up!with!a!new!tactic!
suggested!by!Daniel’s!reasoning—also!found!unconstitutional—to!utilize!
scientific-sounding!language!to!describe!religious!beliefs!and!then!to!
require!that!schools!teach!“creation!science”!or!“scientific!creationism”!
as!an!alternative!to!evolution.!
Matters!of!the!flesh:!
o All!societies!have!entertained!pornography!
§ Greeks!and!Romans!!
§ Boccaccio’!Decameron!
§ Chaucer’s!Canterbury'Tales!
§ Margarita!de!Navarra’s!Heptameron!
Blasphemy!and!pornography!in!English!law:!
o Thomas!Bowdler!found!the!Society!for!the!Suppression!of!Vice!in1802:!!“to!
prevent!the!profanation!of!the!Lord’s!Day,!prosecute!blasphemy!and!suppress!
blasphemous!publications,!bring!the!trade!of!obscene!books!to!a!halt,!close!
disorderly!houses!and!suppress!fortune!tellers.”!
Obscene!Publications!Act!1857:!
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