Unit 10

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Unformatted text preview: . . •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 Modernism. •It was about whether we look for guidance from, as Bryan said "the faith of our fathers," or from our own intellects. •The Scopes Trial was about what much of the twentieth century has been about. Darwinism vs Fundamentalism Detailed study of the text Para. One • rock: • • • • • 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: silver-tongued persuasive, eloquent public speaker persuasive, • a silver tongue • e.g. Sometimes we do get fooled by all that beautifully packaged, silver-tongued hype of the record companies. • Silver: • 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 man’s counsel. • 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 selection. • 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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