Scopes Trial
Photo taken of Clarence Darrow (left) and William Jennings Bryan (right) during the Scopes Trial in 1925.

Scopes Trial

Why Is the Scopes Trial Still Significant?

In recent years, removing the Ten Commandments from public spaces has been big news. In fact, Christian morality on the whole seems to be rapidly declining in America and the western hemisphere: abortion is on the rise, divorce rates are climbing, gay marriage issues are increasing. But did you know there is a connection between these events and the 1925 Scopes trial?

Creation vs. Evolution in the Scopes Trial

The Scopes trial's significance is that it fueled the public debate over creation and evolution that has continued into the 21st century. The debate has far-reaching implications in our increasingly secular society.

Inherit the Wind

Although the play Inherit the Wind was widely believed to be an accurate synopsis of the historical trial it grossly distorted the actual events of history. The play openly mocks theism, religion, the South, William Jennings Bryan, and even religious pluralism.

Inherit the Wind Fuels Prejudice Against Christianity

Inherit the Wind is still being used in history, science and English classrooms all across America (and probably in some other Western nations as well). Many young people's prejudice against Christianity is being fueled and justified by this work of fiction.

Articles About Scopes Trial


Get the latest answers emailed to you.

I agree to the current Privacy Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA, and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

Learn more

  • Customer Service 800.778.3390