The Scopes Trial
would not have been what it was without the two of them," Green said.
Larson turns his sights from legal matters (his most popular books to date, including an examination of the Scopes trial
in Summer for the Gods, have dealt with the history of evolution in America) to a six-year period that "pulls back the curtain to show us the messier, still dramatic realities" (New York Times Book Review) of the Revolutionary War and the subsequent building of a nation.
With its dramatic events, rich symbolism, and memorable cast of characters, the Scopes Trial
of 1925 is remembered as a landmark in the twentieth-century encounter between Christianity and science.
Names of freethinkers that come up in the 1900s are Clarence Darrow, defense lawyer in the Scopes trial
, the journalist H.
According to Swartz, evangelical engagement with politics had all but disappeared in the years after the Scopes Trial
in the 1920s.
The findings were released in the week marking the 88th anniversary of the famous Scopes Trial
, in which Tennessee teacher John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution.
In contrast to the liberal Protestant constituency of the ACPC, which reflected the slowly changing attitudes toward Jews among mainline Protestants, evangelical and fundamentalist Protestants, who had retreated from politics after the 1925 Scopes Trial
, viewed the debate for a Jewish national home as religiously significant but still remained on the political sidelines in the 1930s and 1940s.
Not only did it lead to the notorious Scopes Trial
that summer, but it remained a dramatic symbol of the antievolution movement in the United States for several decades.
Moran deconstructs the schism that started with the Scopes trial
and shows us that science, with science education on its coattails, has been maligned by an array of cultural influences that have created a divide in this country that may never heal.
In the US, the Scopes Trial
of 1925 tried a teacher for teaching which scientific theory?
Dart's initial discovery was published in Nature in 1925, the same year as the famous Scopes trial
For example, the Scopes trial
of 1925 is cited as an important event in the debate over the teaching of evolution or intelligent design, but the authors do not mention that the Scopes trial
was actually staged for publicity.
The presidential friendliness of Ronald Reagan and the two Bushes to such fundamentalist, nationalistic Christianities and their conduct of millennially themed rituals for military engagements (treated in chapter 5, "A Fundamentalist Vision for Christian America: From the Scopes Trial
to George W.
Analogous reasoning drove William Jennings Bryan to ignite the populist crusade against teaching evolution that culminated in the 1925 Scopes trial
The Scopes trial
of 1925 challenged a Tennessee law banning instruction in evolutionary theory.