John Thomas Scopes


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Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution

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The court chamber was filled with spectators, but John Thomas Scopes was noticeable for his absence, having made several public statements that he was no longer interested in the outcome of the case and was looking forward to putting the event behind him.
The fate of John Thomas Scopes and of the Butler Act now rested with the Tennessee Supreme Court (Larson, 1997: 212 219).
That year the civilised world laughed itself sick over the weird goings-on in Tennessee where 24-year-old science teacher John Thomas Scopes was being prosecuted for the crime - the SIN, the fundamentalists frothed - of teaching pupils that man was indeed descended from apes.
School teacher John Thomas Scopes is found guilty of violating a Tennessee law prohibiting teaching the theory of evolution in public schools.
A test case arose over the fact that a biology teacher in Tennessee, John Thomas Scopes (1900-1970), had taught evolution.