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• contaminated: corrupted, made impure;
can be used in a moral sense, as here, or
in a physical sense • Don’t eat this food: it may have been
contaminated by the flies.
• The river was contaminated with waste
from the factory.
• His morals have been contaminated by bad
companions. Paragraph 17-20
• “He didn’t say a cat was the same as a
man?” Darrow asked:
• 1) This is more emphatic than “Did he
• 2) It was said deliberately to ridicule the
ignorance of the fundamentalists.
• reasoning power: the ability to think,
understand, and form opinions Paragraph 17-20
• 16. “There is some doubt about that”, Darrow
• 1) What does “that” refer to?
• “that” refers to having reasoning power
• 2) snort: say in a scornful, contemptuous way as
if with a snort (exhale forcibly and noisily through
the nostrils, as a horse)
• 3) It is doubtful whether man has reasoning
• How do you understand this sentence? • Do you think that man has reasoning power?
• Was Darrow denying human reasoning power or
was he suggesting that reasoning power is
absent in some people? If so, who are these
• Who do you think are the people that Darrow
was referring to?
• Darrow is sarcastically referring to the
fundamentalists, implying that they don’ t have
reasoning power because they belive in a wordfor-word acceptance of what is said in the Bible. Para. 20
• The Christian believes that man came from above • The evolutionist believes ath he must have come from below: • Antithesis (paralell + contrast) came--a definite statement
• must have come--guessing
• Christians believe that God in heaven made
human beings but evolutionists think human
beings come from the earth / from lowly
• • Bryan warmed to his work: • Warm: vt. to make zealous or ardent;
enliven; to fill with pleasant emotions:
• e.g. We were warmed by the sight of home.
• vi. to become ardent, enthusiastic, or
• e.g. began to war...
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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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