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This July 20, 1925 black-and-white handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows William Jennings Bryan, seated at left, being interrogated by Clarence Seward Darrow, during the trial of State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes, July 20, 19 This July 20, 1925 black-and-white handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows William Jennings Bryan, seated at left, being interrogated by Clarence Seward Darrow, during the trial of State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes, July 20, 19
DAYTON, TN (Times Free Press) -

Dr. Todd Wood and Dr. Robert Sanders only have to drive half a mile down the road to be reminded of just how rooted and tense the battle between science and belief can be.

Just a few minutes from their offices stands the courthouse where one of the greatest battles in that saga played out: The Scopes "Monkey Trial." The subject of the 1925 court case was a teacher accused of violating state law by teaching evolution in a public school, but it became a battle between theology and modernism.

Depending on how different people interpret that case, it was a battle for truth, or the moment when Christians doomed their future credibility in science education.

For years, Wood and Sanders have taught science at Bryan College, the school named after the winning Christian prosecutor, William Jennings Bryan.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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