Law: Tilting At Secular Humanism

In Tennessee, a modern replay of the celebrated "monkey trial"

The scene evoked another sultry July day 61 years ago. Once again old-time religion and modern-day secularism prepared to duel at a controversial trial. One more time, the setting was a community nestled in the rolling landscape of eastern Tennessee's Bible Belt. The two contending legal titans at that first encounter, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, are now part of history. Gone also is Science Teacher John Scopes, accused and eventually convicted of illegally teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, that humans and apes share a common ancestry. Still, the memory of the historic 1925 clash lingered as the crowd assembled...

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