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ASSIGNMENT: The Scopes trial is most commonly remembered as a dramatic clash between those who believed in evolution and those who believed that God created the world in seven days. However, the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial was, in fact, more complicated. How was the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists?



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According to Malone, why is the Scopes trial bigger than a simple issue of teaching a few paragraphs about evolution?

The audience in the courthouse mostly supported Bryan and the Butler Act. Why do you think they applauded Malone's speech?

Why does Malone say "civilization is not so proud of the work of the adults"? How does he use the disastrous events of his time to support his main point?

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