The Scopes Monkey Trial, HL Mencken, and Religion in Public Life—Darryl Hart

The Scopes Monkey Trial, HL Mencken, and Religion in Public Life—Darryl Hart

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If you’ve seen the 1960 Spencer Tracy movie Inherit the Wind, you know about the Scopes Monkey Trial. In this real-life 1925 case, John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. The case became an enormous media sensation. It was reported on like a boxing match, science vs. fundamentalism. But oddly enough, Scopes was not originally brought to trial by any fundamentalists. The trial was deliberately ... See More

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