Education: Light vs. Darkness

In the remote fastnesses of Tennessee, where a high-school professor is arraigned under that state's new anti-evolution law for having "taught evolution" from a biologic text-book previously approved by the state authorities (TIME, May 18), the forces of light and darkness ranged themselves for conflict. George W. Rappelyea, Dayton coal man and evolutionist, who preferred charges against Prof. Scopes to test the law's constitutionality, marshaled funds for the defense, announced that, in addition to many eminent scientists who had offered assistance and testimony, the services of Herbert George Wells, British outliner of history, would be sought. Counsel for Prof. Scopes accepted...

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