Brian Lubnow Scopes

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Based on your reading of the online secondary and primary sources "Science on Trial:" Tennessee v. John Scopes, prepare an answer for 1 of the following questions: 1. The textbook excerpts from Hunter's Civic Biology (used by Scopes as a text for his biology classes) obviously demonstrate some of the popularly accepted theories of the time period. This demonstrates that science also has its own prejudices. What specific problems do you see in the textbook excerpts? The main problem that I see with the textbook writings is the sense that the author seems to think that because it is science, it must be true. His arrogance is shown throughout the reading. His writing shows that his way is the one and only correct theory. For example, he says that humans “must have gradually learned to use weapons,” with no reasons behind this claim. He appears to believe that current science is the ultimate knowledge of everything. Every theory or idea of the past comes from another idea or combination of old ideas. This means that the old ideas
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