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  NPR : Timeline: Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial
The Scopes trial was not the only time that the origins of Earth and humanity were debated in court.
Scopes is recruited to write news stories on the trial for some of the delinquent journalists.
Scopes returns to the town for the premiere and is given the key to the city.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4723956   (2734 words)

  
  Scopes Trial & Inherit the Wind Q&A
Inherit the Wind—a Hollywood History of the Scopes Trial
Scopes trial: The trial of the century and why it still matters today
The full ‘scope’ of the trial of the century
www.answersingenesis.org /home/area/faq/scopes.asp   (156 words)

  
  Scopes Trial - MSN Encarta
The teacher, John T. Scopes (1900-1970), was accused of having violated the Butler Act while serving as a substitute instructor in a high school biology class.
The trial received worldwide publicity and was conducted in a circuslike atmosphere.
The press dubbed it the Monkey Trial because, according to popular belief, evolution meant that humans were descended from monkeys.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561402/Scopes_Trial.html   (223 words)

  
 Scopes Trial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scopes later admitted that, in reality, he was unsure of whether or not he had taught evolution, but the point was not contested at the trial (Scopes 1967:59-60).
Mencken's trial reports were heavily slanted against the prosecution and the jury which was "unanimously hot for Genesis." He mocked the town's inhabitants as "yokels" and "morons".
The Scopes trial did not appear in the Encyclopædia Britannica until 1957 when the inclusion was spurred by the successful run of Inherit the Wind on Broadway, which was mentioned in the citation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scopes_Trial   (3875 words)

  
 The Scopes Trial: Frequently Rebutted Assertions. By W. R. Elsberry.
The facts are that the purpose of the Scopes Trial was to begin a process of judicial review of the Butler Act, which did not proceed to a federal court as the ACLU had planned.
Assertion: William Jennings Bryan was the chief prosecutor at the Scopes trial.
Scopes was indicted under the Butler Act and the case set for trial on July 10th.
www.antievolution.org /topics/law/scopes/scopes.html   (3409 words)

  
 Scopes Monkey Trial
When the young teacher John Scopes was charged in Dayton, Tennessee under the Butler Act for teaching "any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible," the case became the trial of the century.
During the weekend the trial was adjourned, Byran gave a sermon in the town's methodist church.
The Scopes Monkey Trial was just one example of the clash between the generations of the 1920's.
www.angelfire.com /co/pscst/monkey.html   (286 words)

  
 The Myth of the Scopes Trial - Does God Exist? - JanFeb00
Scopes is a biology teacher who taught that humans evolved from a lower form of animals.
The Scopes trial was a publicity stunt concocted to stimulate Dayton's economy; locals-most notably businessman George Rappleyea-wanted to use the trial to generate publicity that would attract business and industry to Dayton.
Scopes was a relatively minor figure in the trial.
www.doesgodexist.org /JanFeb00/TheMythOfTheScopesTrial.html   (1872 words)

  
 Smithsonian Institution Archives
The nitrate negatives, including portraits of trial participants, and images from the trial itself and significant places in Dayton, were discovered in archival material donated to the Smithsonian by Science Service in 1971.
Scopes was tried and convicted for violating a state law prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution.
One motivation for holding the trial in Dayton was to revive the town's flagging economy.
www.siarchives.si.edu /research/scopes.html   (855 words)

  
 The Scopes Trial
In 1925, there was a minor criminal trial in a small town in Tennessee that riveted the attention of the nation, because it focused on some issues of eugenics.
Scopes thought that he could not teach biology properly without teaching evolution, and considered the law to be unconstitutional.
When people talk about the Scopes trial, their ideas are usually shaped by the distorted propaganda in the movie, not by the actual trial.
www.eugenics-watch.com /roots/chap08.html   (2983 words)

  
 BSCS | Scopes Monkey Trial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scopes was accused of having violated the Butler Act, a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of evolution in public schools because it contradicted the account of creation in the Bible.
The press dubbed it the "monkey trial" because of the popular belief that evolution meant humans were descended from monkeys.
Scopes was convicted and fined 00, but the state supreme court later reversed the verdict on technical grounds.
www.bscs.org /page.asp?pageid=0|224|231|234&id=0|scopes_monkey_trial   (542 words)

  
 The Scopes Trial - Page 1
The Scopes trial of 1925 reflected the numerous cultural clashes occurring across America at the time.
One reason is that the trial (and its appeal) did not decide the two key issues at stake: (1) whether so-called rural values associated with religious fundamentalism or so-called urban values associated with
The trial, along with other cultural clashes in the 1920s, was a keen indication that Americans had begun in a more intense manner than ever before--even during the Revolutionary War period--to debate the basic values of their civilization.
ehistory.osu.edu /osu/mmh/clash/Scopes/scopes-page1.htm   (209 words)

  
 Today in History: May 5
Scopes had agreed to act as defendant in a case intended to test Tennessee's new law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in its public schools.
The trial was such a media circus that, on the seventh day in the courtroom, the judge felt compelled to move the proceedings outdoors under a tent due to the unbearable heat and for fear that the weight of all the spectators and reporters would cause the floor to cave in.
Scopes Trial Lawyers William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in courtroom during Scopes trial, 1925.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/may05.html   (1083 words)

  
 The Truth About The "Scopes Monkey Trial"
The trial was to be a grand affair and b ring fame and fortune to the small town.
Initially, the potential economic benefits of the trial are dismissed [one businessman is asked when he last sold grits to a "smart aleck from New York," and another is asked when he last rented a room to a Frenchman].
Before the trial started, local businessmen staged various publicity stunts (e.g., fights at a local barbershop to keep the trial in the news).
www.traviscase.org /Sermons/Genesis/TruthScopesMonkeyTrial.html   (2281 words)

  
 Scopes trial. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
The trial of John Scopes, a high school teacher in Tennessee, for teaching the theory of evolution in violation of state law.
The trial was held in 1925, with eminent lawyers on both sides—William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution and Clarence Darrow for the defense.
Although Scopes was convicted, he was given a nominal fine, and the outcome was widely seen as a victory for Darrow.
www.bartleby.com /59/12/scopestrial.html   (180 words)

  
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The case - - - known as the "monkey trial" because of the idea that humans are descended from the great apes -- pitted Protestant fundamentalism against the encroachment of scientific method in one of the most publicized cases of the era.
At the end of the trial, the scientists who attended spontaneously "passed the hat," collecting several hundred dollars for the man whose modesty had won their sympathy, Bird says.
They needed Scope's test of what he regarded to be a "fool law" in order to how the public that the prohibition against the teaching of evolution theory should be abolished.
www.eiu.edu /~scienced/3290/science/earth/scopes.html   (1043 words)

  
 Scopes Trial - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Scopes Trial - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Scopes Trial, prosecution, in 1925, in Dayton, Tennessee, of a high school teacher who taught the theory of evolution.
Creationism, broad range of beliefs involving an appeal to God's miraculous intervention to explain the origin of the universe, of life, and of the...
encarta.msn.com /Scopes_Trial.html   (180 words)

  
 History of the John Scopes Monkey Trial
One of his most celebrated trials was that of the young thrill-murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, for whom he obtained life sentences instead of death (Lowman, 510).
During the trial, that only lasted eight days, much was done in the way of disproving many of the so-called scientific evidences of evolution.
At the time of the Scopes trial, evolutionist believed that the way plants and animals are distributed across the earth proves evolution.
wawa.essortment.com /johnscopesmonk_rect.htm   (1640 words)

  
 Inherit/1925
The trial was to be a grand affair and bring fame and fortune to the small town.
The Scopes trial came at a crossroads in history - as people were choosing to cling to the past or jump into the future.
To Ransom, the trial was a product of "the modernist-fundamentalist conflict of the period." As R.M.Cornelius wrote in "Their Stage Drew All the World," "This controversy, whose stage was the battle over the nature of the bible, produced a whole cycle of dramatic confrontations, of which the Scopes trial was but one"(9).
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG97/inherit/1925home.html   (1598 words)

  
 Inherently Wind: A Hollywood History of the 1925 Scopes 'Monkey' Trial
Scopes maintained to his death in 1970 that he never taught evolution during the two weeks he substituted for the biology teacher but rather simply reviewed the students for their final exam.
Scopes' fiance "Rachel Brown" is called as a witness and is badly mistreated by Bryan who forces her to testify against her own fiance by insisting that she repeat deeply personal conversations between her and Scopes which Bryan had pried out of her in "confidence" only the night before.
Throughout the trial the definition of the term evolution was so hopelessly muddled by the defense and its' witnesses that it seems unlikely that any of the jurors could have known exactly what evolution is and is not.
www.gennet.org /facts/scopes.html   (6144 words)

  
 Scopes Trial Museum - Tennessee History for Kids
It is usually referred to as the “Scopes Trial.” And today there is a small museum there that tells you all about what happened.
This is what the trial was about: Way back in 1859 an English scientist named Charles Darwin came out with what is known as “the theory of evolution.” It’s pretty complicated stuff.
Scopes lost the case and was fined $100.
www.tnhistoryforkids.org /places/scopes_museum   (643 words)

  
 Scopes Trial - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scopes Trial ("the Monkey Trial") was a famous 1925 trial in Tennessee over the teaching of evolution.
His objective was to shoot down the anti-evolution law by losing the trial and the appeal trial before the Tennessee Supreme Court, then appealing to a federal court and having the law declared unconstitutional.
Scopes' lawyer was Clarence Darrow, one of the prosecutors William Jennings Bryan.
wiki.cotch.net /index.php/Scopes_Trial   (201 words)

  
 An introduction to the John Scopes (Monkey) Trial
Scopes replied that while filling in for the regular biology teacher during an illness, he had assigned readings on evolution from the book for review purposes.
The defense's goal was not to win acquittal for John Scopes, but rather to obtain a declaration by a higher court--preferably the U.S. Supreme Court--that laws forbidding the teaching of evolution were unconstitutional.
The Scopes trial by no means ended the debate over the teaching of evolution, but it did represent a significant setback for the anti-evolution forces.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/evolut.htm   (2104 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Smithsonian finds Scopes trial photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The photos were taken by Watson Davis, managing editor of Science Service, who covered the 1925 Tennessee trial, which pitted evolution against the biblical story of creation and resulted in the conviction of biology teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution.
The trial had been moved outdoors because of the heat, onto a platform been erected at the front of the Rhea County Courthouse to accommodate ministers who wanted to preach during the time of the trial.
Scopes, a Dayton, Tenn., teacher, was convicted of violating a state law that forbade teaching evolution and fined $100.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-07-19-scopes_x.htm?POE=click-refer   (531 words)

  
 Archival Science: Science News Online, Dec. 24, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"The Scopes trial was one of the biggest science stories of the twentieth century, and the telegram, in its clipped, well, telegraphic style, connected me to the excitement and immediacy of this earthshaking story," Rhees says.
Scopes, 25, was in his first job after graduating from the University of Kentucky.
Scopes was convicted and fined, but the verdict was eventually overturned on a technicality.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20051224/bob9.asp   (1948 words)

  
 The Monkey Trial
The trial could not properly be called a witch hunt, one trial historian notes, because “the accused [Scopes] and his defenders—the ‘witches’—were actually the hunters, stalking the law with the intent of overturning it or at least making it unenforceable.”¬† de Sprague,
After his arrest, Scopes was put in jail where he was hit in the head by a bottle thrown through the window of his cell, burned in effigy, threatened with being lynched from a “sour apple tree,” and generally made to fear for his life.
In re-reading the original trial transcript, one strongly suspects Darrow’s de facto “closing argument” was, by design, delivered at the end of the second day of the trial, p.74 ff.
www.themonkeytrial.com   (7221 words)

  
 Scopes Trial - Mencken's Reports - UMKC School of Law
Five or six weeks ago, when the infidel Scopes was first laid by the heels, there was no uncertainty in all this smiling valley.
The selection of a jury to try Scopes, which went on all yesterday afternoon in the atmosphere of a blast furnace, showed to what extreme lengths the salvation of the local primates has been pushed.
The Scopes trial, from the start, has been carried on in a manner exactly fitted to the anti- evolution law and the simian imbecility under it.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/menk.htm   (2237 words)

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