Sunday, July 10, 2016

The famous "monkey trial" of 1925: Adam & Eve vs evolution!


The "monkey trial" began on this day in 1925.   
It started when John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, was accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.    

The trial consumed the country.    At the end, Adam & Eve won.  Later, in 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a similar Arkansas law on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment.   

It did give us a great movie, "Inherit the wind" from 1960:




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