May 1, 2005

Cinema films from the 50-60's that capture the rapture of today's right wing agenda.

The present: 5/2/05

Evolution is going on trial in Kansas

Eighty years after a famed courtroom battle in Tennessee pitted religious beliefs about the origins of life against the theories of British scientist Charles Darwin, Kansas is holding its own hearings on what school children should be taught about how life on Earth began...read on

The past: 1960

Inherit the Wind, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a slightly fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial, that galvanizing legal drama of the 1920s. A young Tennessee teacher is prosecuted for teaching the theory of evolution in a public school. His opponent is a fundamentalist prosecutor.

Witness the parallels? Any predictions on what will be next?

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