I'm too embarrassed to ask for a viewing of the bullet holes, which is what's on my mind, so I thank him for sharing his experiences with me and go into the basement to check out the Scopes Trial Museum in more detail.
Author: Matthew Chapman
"When Darwin called his second book The Descent of Man instead of The Ascent of Man he was thinking of his progeny." So declares Darwin's great-great grandson Matthew Chapman as he leaves behind his stressful career as a Hollywood screenwriter and travels to Dayton, Tennessee where in 1925 creationist opposition to the teaching of evolution in schools was played out in a famous legal drama, the Scopes Trial. The purpose of this journey is to see if opinions have changed in the seventy- five intervening years. A defiant atheist, Chapman is confronted not only by the fundamentalist beliefs that continue to banish the theory of evolution but by his own spiritual malaise as the outward journey becomes an inward quest, a tragicomic "accidental memoir". "First there was Charles Darwin, two yards long and nobody's fool. Then there was his son, my great-grandfather, Sir Francis Darwin, an eminent botanist. Then came my grandmother Frances, a modest poet who spent a considerable amount of time in rest-homes for depression From her issued my beloved mother, Clare, who was extremely short, failed to complete medical school, and eventually became an alcoholic. Then we get down to me. I'm in the movie business." Trials of the Monkey combines travel writing and reportage, as Chapman records his encounters in the South, with history and the accidental memoir of a man full of mid-life doubts in a genre-breaking first book that is darkly funny, provocative and poignant.
The Scopes Monkey Trial. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2000. Kidd, Ronald. Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial. New York: Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing, 2006. Kraft, Betsy Harvey. Sensational Trials of the ...
Author: Jim Whiting
Publisher: Mitchell Lane
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
One of the most famous trials in U.S. History took place in a tiny town in Tennessee in 1925. Dayton was the site of what became known as the Scopes Monkey Trial.The defendant, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating a recently passed state law. This law made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution. Under most circumstances, few people would have paid any attention to the trial.Several of Daytons leading citizens saw a chance to put their town on the map. They were successful. Two of the countrys top lawyersWilliam Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrowsoon became involved. Dozens of reporters poured into Dayton from all over the country. It was the first trial to receive live media coverage.Scopes was found guilty. He had to pay a small fine. But the issues about evolution that the trial raised are still debated today.
When Darrow arrived two days later , he told reporters , “ John Scopes isn't on trial ; civilization is on trial . ” a Monkey Business The “ Monkey Trial ” name came about because Darwin had stated that human beings shared their ...
Author: Sabrina Crewe
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Looks at the historic 1925 trial in which a Tennessee high school biology teacher was accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, and discusses the impact on America.
to them—that often obscured the serious issues associated with trial. ... professor Gilbert Murray (1866–1957)— the trial was the “most serious setback in civilization in all history,”11 monkeys and apes were paraded through town, ...
Author: Randy Moore
This book introduces readers to the "Trial of the Century," revealing how the trial originated, what caused and happened during and after the trial, what happened to the trial's participants, and why the trial still matters nearly 100 years later.
The Scopes Trial : Defending the Right to Teach . Brookfield , CT : The Millbrook Press , 1994 . Chapman , Matthew . Trials of the Monkey : An Accidental Memoir . New York : Picardor USA , 2000 . Darrow , Clarence .
Author: Steven P. Olson
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Looks at the case of John Scopes, a Tennessee schoolteacher who agreed in 1925 to be arrested for the crime of teaching evolution in order to provide a case to test the state laws forbidding such lessons.
The Great Monkey Trial Chapter 1 Bayti , y 9 A.M. on July 10 , 1925 , the temperature in Dayton , Tennessee , was already unbearably high . All 700 seats were filled in the tiny Rhea County Courthouse . An additional 300 spectators ...
Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Readers can follow the action as it unfolded in a series of narrated books that brings to life major events from history through first-hand accounts, quotes from participants, diagrams, photographs, and timelines.
On any given trial (consisting of a single stimulus presentation), the motion of a field of dots could be either rightward or leftward and the monkey signaled which direction he saw ... On these trials, the monkey simply had to guess.
Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The field of perception is devoted to explaining the operation of the senses and the experiences and behaviors resulting from stimulation of the senses. Perceptual processes such as recognizing faces, seeing color, hearing music, and feeling pain represent the actions of complex mechanisms, yet we usually do them easily. The Encyclopedia of Perception presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. It presents two parallel and interacting approaches: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception. Are there any processes not associated with perception? Surely there are, but the pervasiveness of perception is truly impressive, and the phenomena of perception and its mechanisms are what this encyclopedia is about. Key Features Contains 16 pages of color illustration and photography to accompany the entries Offers a varied and broad list of topics, including basic research as well as methodologies, theoretical approaches, and real-world applications of perceptual research Emphasizes human perception but includes ample research because of its importance in its own right and because of what this research tells us about human perception Written by recognized experts from many disciplines but for an audience with no previous background in perception—students and members of the general public alike Key Themes Action Attention Audition Chemical Senses Cognition and Perception Computers and Perception Consciousness Disorders of Perception Illusory Perceptions Individual Differences (Human) and Comparative (Across Species; Not Including Ageing, Disorders, and Perceptual Development) Methods Perceptual Development/Experience Philosophical Approaches Physiological Processes Sense Interaction Skin and Body Senses Theoretical Approaches Visual Perception
The Scopes Trial generated countless trial-related products, including songs such as “The John T. Scopes Trial” and “You Talk Like a Monkey and You Walk Like a Monkey,” which is shown here. In turn, the trial was inspired by the issue ...
Author: Randy Moore
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America’s original “Trial of the Century.” The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew into a landmark event in the nation’s history. The trial featured three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist leader William Jennings Bryan, who argued on behalf of the prosecution, and famed agnostic attorney Clarence Darrow, who helped defend Scopes. Although the Scopes case produced no legal precedent, the trial has been analyzed by historians, praised and vilified by politicians and preachers, cited in countless legal, political, and theological skirmishes, and retold in plays, movies, museum exhibits, and television documentaries. Images of America: The Scopes Monkey Trial examines the events that captured the attention of the world and still have much to teach us today.
monkey to take over the courtroom. Had Darwin proposed that humans were related to, or descended from, bears, foxes, or even lions, that might have been acceptable, but there was something about being related to a monkey, an ape, ...
Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Evolution (Biology)
After the passage of the Butler Act, which made it unlawful for a state-funded school in Tennessee to teach that humans evolved from lower organisms, 24-year-old high school teacher John Scopes intentionally violated the law. Arrested and charged on May 5, 1925, Scopes became the centerpiece in a trial that pitted two of the finest legal minds of the time against one another. Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's participation in the trial served as the capstone to his prior unsuccessful advocacy to cut off funds to schools that taught evolution. Prominent trial attorney Clarence Darrow, an agnostic, spoke for the defense. This case, which was the first to be broadcast via radio, was a critical turning point in the creation vs. evolution controversy that continues today. The Scopes Monkey Trial has since been fictionalized in a play, a film, and three television films, all called Inherit the Wind. The Scopes Monkey Trial: Debate over Evolution explains how this pivotal court case shaped the way evolution and creationism are approached in classrooms.
Larson, Edward J. Summer of the Gods: The Scopes Monkey Trial and AmericaÊs Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. New York: Basic Books, 2006. Linder, Douglas O. „The Massie Trials: A Commentary.‰ Famous Trials. http://www.law.
Author: Scott Patrick Johnson
Presents reference entries for the most significant and well-known trials of American history, from pre-Revolutionary times up to the present day and the influence they have had on popular culture.