Monday, July 10, 2006
The Scopes "monkey" trial, which began 81 years ago today, is one of the most frequently revisited events in American history.
As creationism keeps popping up in new guises, such as Creation Science and Intelligent Design, the Scopes trial gets dusted off for each new generation.
The trial has been an evergreen subject for dramatizations and documentaries on stage, film, and television, most recently on the History Channel series 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.
But how true to life have these accounts of the Scopes trial been? Here are some questions and answers to help our readers keep things straight.