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Trials of the monkey : an accidental memoir

Author: Matthew Chapman
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Picador USA edView all editions and formats
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"When Darwin called his second book The Descent of Man instead of The Ascent of Man, he was thinking of his progeny." "So declares Darwin's great-great-grandson Matthew Chapman as he leaves behind his stressful career as a Hollywood screenwriter and travels to Dayton, Tennessee, where in 1925 creationist opposition to the teaching of evolution in schools was played out in a famous legal drama, the so-called Scopes
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matthew Chapman; John Thomas Scopes; Charles Darwin; Matthew Chapman; Matthew Chapman; Charles Darwin; John Thomas Scopes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Chapman
ISBN: 0312283571 9780312283575
OCLC Number: 47667277
Description: x, 367 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The End --
An Alligator Up My Arse in Roanoke, Virginia --
The Menace of Darwinism --
What Goes On --
The Trail of Tears --
The Last Guest at the Magnolia House --
Clarence Darrow --
Gloria in Excelsis Deo --
My Mother --
Heyall Is a Lake of Fah --
John Thomas in Exile --
God Takes a Shot --
Monkeyville --
My Favourite Creationist --
How to Get Along Sensibly with Girls --
Mth4U --
Home Is Where the Heart Is --
Flowers and the Promise of Moonshine --
Head Symptoms --
Stumped --
Sediment in the Mouth --
Where Did Cain Get His Wife? --
Achtung, Rocky! --
Barefoot in the Glass --
Spelunking with the Christians --
Consenting Adults --
Stumbling in the Wilderness --
A Ticket Home --
92760 --
Saint Matthew's Epilogue.
Responsibility: Matthew Chapman.
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"When Darwin called his second book The Descent of Man instead of The Ascent of Man, he was thinking of his progeny." "So declares Darwin's great-great-grandson Matthew Chapman as he leaves behind his stressful career as a Hollywood screenwriter and travels to Dayton, Tennessee, where in 1925 creationist opposition to the teaching of evolution in schools was played out in a famous legal drama, the so-called Scopes Monkey Trial.".

"The purpose of this journey is to see if opinions have changed in the seventy-five intervening years. A defiant atheist, Chapman records his encounters in the South, where he is confronted not only by fundamentalists still trying to banish the theory of evolution but also, ironically, by his own spiritual malaise. The outward journey becomes an inward quest, a tragicomic accidental memoir."--BOOK JACKET.

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