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nuxvomica

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10. Social Darwinism was at the heart of the Scopes Trial
Tue May 21, 2024, 04:08 AM
May 21

As with any cause célèbre, there were many issues swirling around the "monkey trial" at the time but thanks to a wonderful play we tend to think of it as simply fundamentalism vs. science and academic freedom. William Jennings Bryan was not a fundamentalist and actually a Progressive but he opposed Darwinism because it was co-opted by the moneyed interests of the day to justify Social Darwinism.

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