American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Scopes, John Thomas 1900-1970. American teacher who violated a state law by teaching the theory of evolution in a Tennessee high school. His trial (July 1925) was a highly publicized confrontation between defense attorney Clarence Darrow and the director of the prosecution, William Jennings Bryan. Scopes was found guilty and fined a nominal sum, but his conviction was later reversed on technical grounds.
- n. Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
“Cattle crowding everyone past Xray machines or Fluro-Scopes is not medically ethical and completely unacceptable for children and young women who might suffer future complications from the ionized radiation.”
“He was famous for opposing the teaching of evolution nearly 80 years before at a Dayton, TN, courthouse, in what's become known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, and for his nearly successful run at the White House years before that.”
“DUMMERSTON, Vt. - This month marks the 80th anniversary of what became known as the Scopes Monkey Trial.”
“The business lobby, hoping to fend off potentially sweeping emission limits, wants the EPA to hold a 'Scopes'-like hearing on the evidence that climate change is man-made.”
“The business lobby, hoping to fend off potentially sweeping emission limits, wants the US EPA to hold a 'Scopes'-like hearing on the evidence that climate change is man-made.”
“Recently, I had a chance to meet Barbara Forrest, one of the most important witnesses in the so-called Scopes 2 trial.”
“TUCKER: The hearings have been characterized as the Scopes Trials turned on its head.”
“More now on the debate that goes back farther than the so-called Scopes monkey trial, the famous 1925 courtroom battle that put a biology teacher on trial for teaching evolution.”
“Or consider Morgan's stalwart judge at the center of an intellectual clash in "Inherit the Wind," the dramatization of 1925's so-called Scopes Monkey Trial on evolution.”
“Webcor was the first construction company to report its emissions related to fuel and electricity use, referred to as Scopes 1 and 2 respectively, to The California Climate Action Registry (CCAR).”
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