Thursday, October 27, 2005


Scopes and Dover: The Same Stuff

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton moderated a forum in which a historian, a journalism professor, a biochemist and a religious studies professor discussed the impact of the 1925 Tennessee Scopes Trial on society, reports Rob Noce in the Columbia Missourian.

Panelist Frank Schmidt, an MU professor of biochemistry, sees similarities between the Scopes trial then and the Dover intelligent design trial now:

“It’s the same stuff. In many cases the language is actually identical,” says Schmidt.


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