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Trying BiologyThe Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools$
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Adam R. Shapiro

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226029450

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.001.0001

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Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context

Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context

(p.1) Chapter One Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context
Trying Biology

Adam R. Shapiro

University of Chicago Press

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

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