Scopes trial


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Noun1.Scopes trial - a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny, evolution - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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I recall Hunter telling us how Darrow wanted his father to be a witness at the Scopes trial and how he and Hunter Sr.
Especially memorable among these is his trip to Dayton, Tennessee, home of the Scopes Trial in 1925.
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Along the way, he discusses major debates and trends such as Roman Catholics and the Common School Movement, Native American religion and government schools, the Scopes Trial, the teaching of creationism, and the impact of the Reagan administration on education and schools.
In 1955, the Jerome Lawrence-Robert Lee play ''Inherit the Wind,'' inspired by the Scopes trial of 1925, opened at the National Theatre in New York.
Inevitably, Wainwright arrives at the Scopes Trial (1925) in Dayton, Tennessee.
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Notably, this declaration was made when anti-evolution statutes were still on the books in multiple American states, and at a time when, "in response to sensitivity about the topic, national textbook writers became increasingly less dogmatic in their presentation of Darwinism," as Edward Larson recounts in his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial.
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Ryan, who was represented onstage by his cousin, Justin O'Brien, was with the station at the beginning and served as correspondent during the Scopes trial in 1925.
Back in the 1920s, our then-parent-organization Science Service not only wrote about the debates around the teaching of evolution, it directly aided Clarence Darrow's defense team in the Scopes trial by gathering scientists to testify and distributing articles defending evolution.