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    Back in 1925, the school board had a law (Butler Act) that evolution (the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth) or any theory of creation other than the biblical Creation could not be taught in public schools. This law was targeted at English scientist Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which was that human had ascended from apes. Some people did not agree with this law but others did. One man in particular did not agree with this law, so he tested it. A man by the name of John Scopes (high school science teacher) taught the theory of evolution in class. Later, Scopes was charged with violating the Butler Act by teaching evolution in school. The outcome was almost unpredictable. Fundamentalism is a form of religion that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture. People from everywhere were upset that John Scopes went against the law of teaching evolution. This day and age people were just starting to become part of religious groups because this occurred around the time of World War…

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    touchy subject to his students, Evolution. In 1925, Tennessee passed the Butler Act which made it illegal for any teacher in a public school "to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.” John Scopes was not a biology teacher, but he was a substitute teacher for a biology class. He taught the class using a book in which supported evolution which was enough to get him…

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    The Scopes Trial took place in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. A group of teachers decided to test a law called the Butler Law. The Butler law made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution and instead mandated the biblical interpretation of creationism. The teachers felt that academic freedom and integrity as well as separation of church and state was at stake. Twenty four year old science teacher and football coach John T. Scopes would teach the class. Knowing he would be arrested Scopes taught…

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    The Scopes trial was the case against John Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton Tennessee. Scopes was charged for defying Tennessee's newly placed Butler Act. This case is what catapulted the dispute of creationism versus evolution and how it should be taught in schools. The outcome of this 1925 trial affected the rest of the 19th century extensively, however as the 20th century neared, the effect became less prevalent. John Scopes was a local biology teacher and was arrested for teaching…

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    John Scopes Research Paper

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    James H. Leuba, were blaming Darwinian theories for students losing faith in God. Some books, like Headquarters Nights, by Vernon Kellogg, and The Science of Power, by Benjamin Kidd, even went so far as to implicate Darwinian theory as the cause of World War I . The anti-evolution movement made headway in some of the southern state’s legislature. In 1924 William J. Bryan was invited to speak in Nashville, Tennessee. Bryans speech against evolution was well received by those in attendance, and…

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    the two is known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. Where a key question sprouted in its aftermath: should creationism be taught in schools? The answer should be a universal yes, but many do not believe so. The Scopes Monkey trial took place in the summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. It was “seen as a struggle between science and religion, between modern and traditional, between superstition and reason” (Conn, 2010). John Scopes, a young high school substitute teacher was brought to trial for…

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    Scopes: The Battle over America’s Soul The battle between science and nature seems to be one that is never ending. One of the times when this battle came to a head was in 1925 when a trial occurred over whether evolution was okay to be taught in school. In Tennessee, the practice was outlawed, but when a teacher in Dayton Ohio was coerced into using a textbook that contained evolution, the debate became one of major national attention. John Scopes, a twenty-four year old math and science…

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    George Rappleyea Thesis

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    THE GREAT MONKEY TRIAL Thesis In Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925, as a substitute teacher, John Scopes illegally taught evolution. The ACLU was against the Butler Act (which most people in Tennessee believed in), that teaching evolution in public schools was wrong. They took a stand and partnered with Clarence Darrow, a famous defense attorney, to defend John Scopes who was convinced to stand. George Rappleyea, the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, agreed with the ACLU,…

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    They immediately arrest him and take him to jail.1• Throughout the development of the film, Cates is kept in jail the entire time emphasizing the severity of his act. It also shows his isolation in the matter where he is forced to separate from the rest of his society because of his views and beliefs. After Cates is arrested, a scene with numerous men of high authority gather to reflect on the laws put in place and how this negatively affects the town’s reputation. On one side of the spectrum…

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    Creationism has taken on a whole new perspective. John Scopes, a young high school substitute teacher, was charged with illegally teaching the theory known as evolution in 1925. During this time, Creationism was mainly taught in all schools. This theory that God created the world and all life within it. At this point in time, Evolution has dominated our curriculum, it is the process by which living organisms evolve and adapt (“Introduction”). Although many people believe in different theories,…

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