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Monkey Trial

noun
1.
See under Scopes.

Scopes

[skohps] /skoʊps/
noun
1.
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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