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Teaching Intelligent Design in Schools

Summary: The controversy of teaching evolution and intelligent design in schools relating to the movie "Inherit the Wind" and the John Scopes case.
In Inherit the Wind, Bert Cates was prosecuted for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school. At this time in Tennessee there was an act enforced called the Butler Act. It stated that evolutionary theories couldn't be taught in public schools. Matthew Harrison Brady, the prosecutor and a creationist, enforced the Butler Act making it difficult for Henry Drummond, Cates attorney, to defend him. Drummond had to use unconventional methods to defend his client, such as, interrogating the prosecutor as a witness. Bert Cates was found guilty, and fined one hundred dollars.

The anti-evolution controversy did not die at the Scopes trial, it currently exists in Kansas and Pennsylvania. In 1999, Kansas removed evolution from the list of subjects tested in standardized tests. In 2000 Kansas voters responded to this change by getting rid of the majority of anti-evolutionist school board members In 2004, new school board members...

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