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. •The Scopes Trial was about whether Science and
Religion could be reconciled.
•It was a symbolic struggle for America's culture
between the forces of Traditionalism and the forces of
•It was about whether we look for guidance from, as
Bryan said "the faith of our fathers," or from our own
•The Scopes Trial was about what much of the
twentieth century has been about. Darwinism vs Fundamentalism Detailed study of the text Para. One
• to cause great shock and surprise to
The President's murder rocked the nation.
The news rocked the household with surprise.
The audience was rocking with laughter.
Rocked the world---Hyperbole silver-tongued orator:
persuasive, eloquent public speaker
• a silver tongue
• e.g. Sometimes we do get fooled by all that
beautifully packaged, silver-tongued hype of the
• be born with a silver spoon in the mouth
• Every cloud has a silver lining.
• 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • Speech is silver, but silence is golden. • counsel:
• | c | one or more lawyers acting for sb. in a
court of law.
• The judge asked the counsel for the defense
to explain his point.
• | u | advice: They refused to listen to the old
• take /hold counsel for advice: to ask sb. for
advice • Cf. council: a group of people appointed or
elected to make laws, rules, or decisions, for
a town, etc., or to give advice.
• the state council
• 矛矛矛 • the Council of Ministers
• 矛矛 • the UN Security Council
• 矛矛矛 Darwinism
• The theory of evolution asserts
• that all living forms, plants and animals,
• including Man have developed from earlier
and simpler forms by processes of change and
• The fittiest survive. Testify (against, for, to):
• a. to make a solemn statement of what is true.
• The teacher testified to the pupil’s ability and
willingness to work hard.
• Can you test...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.
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