Friday, May 05, 2006

Arrested This Day: John T. Scopes

From Today In Science History:

In 1925, John T. Scopes was taken under arrest for violating a new state law against the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee public school. He was found guilty at what became known as the Scope's Monkey Trial the following month, and fined $100. Although upon appeal the fine was ruled excessive and over-ruled, the state law itself was not found unconstitutional.

NPR has a good article on “Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Cartoon © Aron Bothman from HERE. Scopes photo from HERE