anti-evolution

adjective
an·​ti-evo·​lu·​tion | \ ˌan-tē-ˌe-və-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce anti-evolution (audio) , -ˌē-və-, ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly anti-evolutionary \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌe-​və-​ˈlü-​shə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce anti-evolution (audio) , -​ˌē-​və-​ , ˌan-​tī-​ \

Definition of anti-evolution

: opposing or rejecting the biological theory of evolution or prohibiting its teaching … a 1968 legal decision, Epperson v. Arkansas, in which the Supreme Court struck down anti-evolution laws like the one under which Scopes was convicted.— Eugenie C. Scott et al.

First Known Use of anti-evolution

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-evolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-evolution. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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