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Famous Trials–Why We Are Still Fascinated

This week marks the 89th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, held in Dayton, Tennessee. Today, we remain fascinated with this and other high-profile trials, perhaps because—despite much evidence to the contrary—we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous

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Of Great Apes and Sticky Notes

Did you know? John T. Scopes, the 1st-yr teacher/football coach @ Rhea County H.S. said NOTHING until the end of the 2-week trial that bears his name. In fact, after court had recessed for lunch on one particularly hot afternoon (it was a humid 90 degrees, the overcrowded, cigarette-smoke-filled  courtroom was on the second floor,

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Truth, Justice, and the dangers of teaching Science

We are fascinated with crime, police investigations and high-profile trials. I’m not sure why, but despite all of the evidence to the contrary, perhaps we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous trials, but although they took place just

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