By Ron Grossman, Tribune reporter
January 26, 2014
Attitudes toward the theory of evolution apparently haven’t changed much since a Tennessee high school teacher was tried for teaching it in 1925. According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, a third of Americans — and 48 percent of Republicans — don’t believe in evolution, being convinced instead that humans have existed in their present form since the beginning. Eighty-eight years ago, the Tennessee legislature banned Charles Darwin’s ideas from the classroom; the issue remains current with the near annual debate about the inclusion of intelligent design in textbooks.
The full article and photos:
Click on the photo on the upper right . It brings up a series of priceless photos taken at the trial that I don’t think I’ve ever seen.
Another interesting aspect that is easily overlooked: there is only one woman represented as part of the trial: an unnamed stenographer in one picture who apparently knows her place.
It was a terrible miscarriage of justice. We’ve come a long way but not nearly far enough.