Scopes Monkey Trail Analysis

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When I first read about the Scopes Monkey Trail I wasn’t sure what side I wanted to choose. While both sides made great points I agree more with the school teacher John Scopes and his attorney Clarence Darrow. If I was a juror I would not vote to convict John Scopes. Often Christian parents try to shield their children from anything they feel is unchristian like. These children aren’t going to live in Dayton, Tennessee their whole lives, when they go off to college or move away from home there are going to be people whether it’s a professor, spouse, coworker or friend that will teach them about evolution and other subjects the parents my feel are unchristian like so why not prepare them for their future and teach them these things now? In the trail there were several arguments attorney Clarence Darrow made that made me choose not to vote to convict John Scopes. The first point that Darrow made is the Bible is a book of religion and…show more content…
It is a book primarily of religion and morals. It is not a book of science. " I agree with this statement because when you read the Bible it is mostly about the people who lived in that time and the miracles that Jesus preformed, you may often get a life lesson out of the Bible, but nothing in the Bible relates to science, so why oppose to teaching evolution because of the Bible when the Bible has nothing to do with science? The next point that made me not want to vote to convict John Scopes is Darrow mentions that the Bible is scattered, the Bible has various acts and Ideas. With the different stories and no order how are the teachers of Tennessee going to be able to decipher what about evolution conflicts with the Bible? And people who read the Bible have different understandings of the word. Some may think one part of the Bible protains to evolution others may
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