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Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

The 1925 case against the teaching of evolution had a long-lasting effect on Americans' perception of science.
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This day in history - July 21, 1925: High school teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution

US Politics / Liberal : The Reaction

By Richard K. Barry In Dayton, Tennessee on t his date a high school teacher was found guilty of teaching evolution. Yes, John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching science. (That's Darwin to the left, by the way, not Scopes). So, ...

Photos from the Scopes "Monkey" trial -- public domain images from the Smithsonian

Humor : Boing Boing

The Smithsonian has flickred 39 high resolution, public-domain images from the Scopes "Monkey" trial, the first major US trial over the teaching of evolution. Dig that natty straw boater! During 1925, Watson Davis (1896-1967), Scien...

How far have we come since the Scopes 'Monkey Trial'?

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, known popularly as “The Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial,” began on July 10,1925, in Dayton, Tennessee. In March 1925, the Tennessee state legislature passed a bill that banned the teaching of evol...

Monkey business

Arts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

The Courthouse at the Center of the Scopes Monkey Trial May Soon Get a Statue of Lawyer Clarence Darrow

Religion / Atheism : Friendly Atheist

The Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee is famous for hosting the legendary Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. (Quick summary: Substitute teacher John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution, which was illegal in that state at ...


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