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Scopes Trial and Fundamentalism in the United States

  1. Joe Cain

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003358

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How to Cite

Cain, J. 2001. Scopes Trial and Fundamentalism in the United States. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

In the 1925 Scopes Trial, evolution served as a proxy for much wider disputes in America between traditionalist and modernist world views. These disputes continued long afterwards, and evolution remains a focal point for deep cultural differences in American life.

Keywords:

  • evolution;
  • creationism;
  • Darwinism;
  • Clarence Darrow;
  • William Jennings Bryan;
  • modernism;
  • traditionalism