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a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school

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There has been an increase in the percentage of those holding the secularist viewpoint in recent years, which aligns with the scientific belief that has been prevalent in public school teaching since the Scopes Monkey Trial.
For the Monkey Trial, Inherit the Wind is such a work.
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.
He charts the debate from the Scopes Monkey Trial, where Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan argued about evolution, to the late-'90s Kansas School Board clash to the more recent confrontation in Dover, Pa.
Years ago, the nation was split on evolution with the celebrated Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee.
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.
1925: The Scopes Monkey Trial challenges the ban Tennessee (along with a number of other states) had passed on teaching evolution in public schools.
If s being called the "new monkey trial," recalling the 1925 Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tenn.
But our industry is facing a parallel challenge to this latter day Monkey Trial.
Theatre Works, the 23-city national tour of Peter Goodchild's The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial recreates the key oral arguments in the Tennessee courtroom case of 80 years ago, as mouthed by an all-star cast consisting of Edward Asner, James Cromwell, Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Stoltz, Sharon Gless and Alfred Molina.
He now plans a more extensive monkey trial to convince the US Food and Drug Administration human trials will be safe," said New Scientist.
Will these well-meaning, sympathetic citizens of the Bible Belt in a town about 50 miles from where the Scopes monkey trial unfolded in the '20s take to heart the lessons a paper clip project teaches us?
Partly, it's been overshadowed by the other great trial Clarence Darrow fought in 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey Trial.
Scopes monkey trial that debated the merits of Darwinism vs.
Perhaps he was best known for his defense of John Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in schools, in what became know as the Monkey Trial.