Monkey Business: The True Story of the Scopes Trial

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B&H Publishing Group, 2005 - 344 pages
The Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee was a watershed moment in the history of this country. The ramifications of those proceedings are still being felt today. However, it is not necessarily the arguments from the courtroom floor that are reverberating in the halls of America today. The way the entire event was conducted and perceived by the rest of the nation set the tone for how creationists and evolutionists have been viewed by society ever since. Marvin Olasky and John Perry tell the true story in Monkey Business. Most people have a misunderstanding of what happened based on slanted newspaper reporting accounts of H. L. Menken, who made fun of creationists. As a result, the case for creationism has been crippled in the eyes of society. But this account of what happened is far from accurate. Monkey Business will offer the facts of the story and an apologetic for divine creation.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Desperate Dayton
3
A Citys Opportunity
10
An Orators Opportunity
17
Anticipation
25
The Circus Begins
35
Armed Clowns Have Begun to Shoot
44
Faceoff
53
Inherit the Wind
130
Establishing Atheism
139
The Main Event
147
Journalistic Monkeys
158
The Week After
167
Wrapping Up the Trial
174
Fighting the Religion of Evolution
181
Explaining Intelligent Design
192

In the Beginning
62
The Stakes
72
Back to the Trial
83
Sparring over Experts
92
Malone Tops Bryan
101
Heating Up
110
The Evolution War
120
Kansas Ohio Georgia Tennessee
203
The Wedge
214
Surmounting Stereotypes
233
The View from 2025 How Design
267
Malone Replies to Bryan
285
Chapter Notes
327
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Marvin Olasky is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and editor-in-chief of World, America’s fourth most-read newsweekly. He is also a syndicated columnist and a senior fellow of the Wilberforce Forum and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Fortune, National Review, and many other leading publications. Olasky is the author of fourteen books, including The Religions Next Door and Monkey Business, and a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D.).

John Perry has coauthored books with John MacArthur, Richard Land, Mike Huckabee, among others and written historical books about Charles Colson, the Scopes Monkey Trials, and more. He is a two-time Gold Medallion Award finalist and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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