Monday, April 6, 2015
E for Evolution #atozchallenge
What was the Scopes Monkey Trial?
Its official name was The State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes. John Scopes was a substitute who was found guilty of teaching human evolution in a state funded school which was in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act. The trial was held in Butler, Tennessee in 1925. Scopes was found guilty and
The case was argued by three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, the famed criminal defense attorney.
The case pitted creationist who said that all knowledge came from God and was superior to human knowledge against Modernists who maintained that evolution was not inconsistent with God's teachings.
The Supreme Court set aside the conviction.