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Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9780226029450
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226029597 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0006
Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context

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This chapter explores the Scopes trial, which highlighted the conflict between science and religion. John Scopes was a substitute biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who recommended George W. Hunter’s 1914 textbook Civic Biology to prepare students for their final examination. The book’s topic on evolution sparked a massive controversy that led to a conflict between religion and science.

Keywords: biology; science; religion; John Scopes; tennessee; civic biology

Chapter.  5175 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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