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John Scopes on Higher Education

David Klinghoffer


A friend who watched Alleged last night for the first time — and enjoyed, as I did — emails us to point out this great quote, noted in the film, from John Scopes of Monkey Trial fame. It’s from Scopes’s own memoirs of his history-making experience in Dayton, Tennessee:

I have often said that there is more intolerance in higher education than in all the mountains of Tennessee.

Well said. Source: John T. Scopes, The Center of the Storm (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1967), p. 276.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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