/skohps/, n.
John Thomas, 1901-70, U.S. high-school teacher whose teaching of the Darwinian theory of evolution became a cause célèbre (Scopes Trial or Monkey Trial) in 1925.

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  • Scopes trial — Scopes tri|al, the also the Monkey Trial a famous US court case in which John Scopes, a ↑biology teacher, was taken to a court of law in 1925 for teaching Darwin s theory of ↑Evolution, because this was against the law in the state of Tennessee,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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