This post’s information is a result of a Blackboard discussion post which I presented in a PowerPoint converted to video for the class HIUS 530 AMERICAN CHRISTIAN HERITAGE at Liberty.
The assignment was to pick a subject and discuss the critically important Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy. I choose to discuss the 1925 Scopes trial. The controversy of the day was the literal word of the Bible against the opposing words of science over evolution.
The introduction trial themed song Monkey-Bizness, is rather silly, it demonstrates how many in mainstream America poked fun at the seriousness of the trial and the significant debate between old and new dogmas.
The debate in this 94-year-old trial did not bubbled up overnight. The foundation of this debate started 66 years earlier with release of Charles Darwin’s 1859 book, Origin of Species. Darwin claims humans evolved from lower species of life forms. This proclamation shook the Christian world and challenged the biblical creation story in the book of Genesis.
The trial was over whether John Thomas Scopes taught Darwinism in a State that prohibited the teaching of evolution.
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