The general consensus was this would be an obvious "hanging case," even after the wealthy parents hired famed labor and now criminal lawyer Clarence Darrow the year before his involvement in the Monkey Trial
And Prof Paul Ward will talk about the notorious Scopes Monkey Trial
of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was prosecuted for teaching evolution theory.
The Scopes Monkey Trial
is what I call a transcendent event.
Shortly thereafter, Mathew Chapman, a descendent of Charles Darwin and a previous chronicler of the historic Scopes Monkey Trial
(Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir, decided to travel to Dover in order to follow the case.
Inherit the Monkey Trial
. Christianity Today 44:50-2.
For instance, "The Dover Monkey Trial
" by Chris Mooney and "Conservation Refugees" by Mark Dowie afford readers an opportunity to travel, relive history, and make predictions for the future.
Strongly recommended for both school and community library collections, "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial
" offers the listener a perfect 'theater of the mind' experience on two compact discs with a combined total running time of 1 hour and 52 minutes.
This is followed by Shays' Rebellion in January 1787; the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill on May 12 1848; the Battle of Antietam beginning on September 17, 1862; the infamous Homestead Strike in July 1892; President McKinley's assassination on September 6, 1901; the Scopes monkey trial
in 1925; Elvis Presley's appearance on Ed Sullivan's television show; and, finally, the murder of three civil rights activists on June 21, 1964.
There have been several renditions of Inherit the Wind--which Scopes himself admitted was not a factual account of the "Monkey Trial
." These portrayals ridicule Christian beliefs and boost the credibility of Darwinism.
1925: The Scopes Monkey Trial
challenges the ban Tennessee (along with a number of other states) had passed on teaching evolution in public schools.
Kazin's mission in A Godly Hero: The Life of William Fennings Bryan is to establish that the Great Commoner was the same man with the same principles, and much the same following, during and between the two famous bookends of his career: the 1896 "Cross of Gold" speech that launched his tumultuous first presidential campaign, and the Scopes "Monkey Trial
" a few days before his death.
"We're not trying to say that we're right and others are wrong," Schirf added, "but people should realize that evolution versus creationism has been an ongoing battle in our country since the Scopes 'Monkey Trial
' in 1925.