Scopes Trial - Journey of Evolution Study

Scopes Trial - Journey of Evolution Study
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  • Tennesee Butler Act 1925 Prohibit teaching evolution theory in public schools
  • Can you believe that humans are descended from monkeys? This is against our belief! We need to stop it!
  • ACLU tested the constitutionality of the law. John Scopes accepted the test 
  • Evolution is biological change across a generation. It explains change and it is testable.
  • Scopes arrested for violation
  • Darrow said the theory of evolution does not conflict with the teachings of Christianity
  • " Monkey Trail" started a strong debate between evolution and Christianity  
  • Bryan said, any theory denying the divine creation is not to be supported
  • Scope was fined $100 for breaking the law. The verdict was overturned a year later. 
  • Tennessee law was repealed in 1967. US Supreme court declared state law unconsitutional .
  • The debate still continues in different states in different forms.
  • The theory of evolution is a collaborative process based on the scientific method. 
  • Theory of evolution unifies us. It should be taught openly to students to address big questions.
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