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The narrative pace quickens splendidly when Larson lands in Dayton, home of the Scopes trial, and drily reveals how the trial came to pass.
Arkansas struck down an Arkansas statute identical to the law that sparked the Scopes Trial. And in 1982, a federal court struck down another Arkansas law requiring public schools to provide equal teaching time to creationism and evolution, on the basis that creationism is a religious doctrine rather than an evidence-based scientific theory (McLean v.
This meeting came four months after the infamous Scopes Trial and resulted in a resolution calling for the legislature to repeal the Butler Act.
The Scopes trial in the United States is seen as an example of the latter dispute, which still continues.
In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial and the Making of the Antievolution Movement.
Years after the Scopes trial, the fight continues with supporters of intelligent design, who are determined to place religion squarely in the classroom.
Social Darwinism certainly was a major concern of William Jennings Bryan, prosecutor in the Scopes trial. Giberson thus transitions into a series of chapters on the various evolution/creation trials, stretching from Scopes to more recent Intelligent Design cases.
Shapiro, Adam R., Ph.D., "Losing the Word: The Scopes Trial, Biology Textbooks and the Evolution of Biblical Literalism." University of Chicago, November 2007.
Monkey Town; the summer of the Scopes trial. Simon & Schuster, Pulse.
Larson's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning history of Scopes, "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion," documented.
If s being called the "new monkey trial," recalling the 1925 Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tenn., in which lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan debated a state law barring the teaching of evolution in schools.
Actor John de Lancie, who plays Clarence Darrow opposite Ed Asner's William Jennings Bryan in this dramatic re-creation of the 1925 Scopes trial, said this technique really allows the audience to focus on the story.