November 06, 2004

JIM LINDGREN notes David Brooks' comments about the Scopes Trial in the column I link below, and points out that things aren't as many remember them where that trial is concerned. He's right. For a more -- dare I say it -- nuanced view, I highly recommend Ed Larson's book, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. Larson and I were on a Court TV program about this trial a few years ago, though I don't think it's available anywhere.