Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion this is belief in the literal interpretation of the bible, that charles darwin and his theory of evolution were wrong, that creationism is the only way to believe.
Watson davis/smithsonian institution john t scopes, pictured in june 1925, volunteered to go on trial to challenge the constitutionality of a law outlawing the teaching of evolution in tennessee public schools. Us history: ch 20, section 1 the teaching of evolution, or the story of the divine creation of man as taught in the bible & taught instead that man descended from a lower order of animals the scopes trial a highly publicized trial in 1925 when john thomas scopes violated a tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school.
According to reports from 1,441 undergraduate students at a large, public american university, most high-school biology teachers teach evolution approximately 25% of students who attended public schools report that their biology teachers also taught creationism, despite the fact that doing so is unconstitutional.
Scopes was unsure whether he had ever actually taught evolution, but he purposely incriminated himself so that the case could have a defendant   scopes was found guilty and fined $100 (equivalent to $1395 in 2017), but the verdict was overturned on a technicality. Four steps for surviving evolution classes at high school published: 4 july 2015 (gmt+10) which is taught at your high school, is evolution an outline of the main events is: god and the bible are banned from the story so when your teacher or the textbook tells you that all land animals came from marine animals, etc, just remind.
Evolution should be taught in public schools because it is important, it does have some scientific foundation if you teach creationism you are teaching religion from the bible which is not allowed in most public schools i feel that teaching evolution should be allowed be cause it is based on scientific theories with some supporting evidence. United states lawyer and politician wh prosecuted john scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a tennessee high school (1860-1925) john t scopes high school teacher who was prosecuted in 1925 for violating a tennessee law outlawing the teaching of evolution in public schools and colleges he was ultimately convicted but his $100 fine was overturned by the state supreme court on a legal technicality. It did not even require that the genesis story be taught, but prohibited solely the teaching that man evolved, or any other theory denying that man was created by god as recorded in genesis however the author of the law, a tennessee farmer named john washington butler , specifically intended that it would prohibit the teaching of evolution.
Lemonade stands were set up chimpanzees, said to have been brought to town to testify for the prosecution, performed in a side show on main street anti- evolution league members sold copies of t t martin's book hell and the high school holy rollers rolled in the surrounding hills and riverbanks. Timeline: remembering the scopes monkey trial eighty years ago, in july 1925, the mixture of religion, science and the public schools caught fire in dayton, tenn the scopes trial — or monkey trial, as it was called — dominated headlines across the country.