Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons

RedOrbit has a review of Peter Bowler’s book Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons

As one might gather from this brief outline, Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons does not set out to radically re-imagine the historical contours of the continuing struggle over evolution. Yet, because it assembles the crucial figures and events in an easily accessible and wonderfully economical package, the book is exceptionally well-crafted for its intended general authence. Indeed, reading Bowler’s book is a bit like watching a major league baseball player take batting practice. Even when routine, it is satisfying to watch a professional make something difficult look easy.

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    In grade 10 my English class read “Inherit the Wind” which is a play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial, it was a very pleasant read and started some interesting discussions, even for a bunch of 16 year-olds.

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