The discussion on Bible and science is very active in modern-day America. At the beginning of the 20th century, it focused on the issue around creationism and the origin of life: who is right? Darwin or the Bible?
The Scopes Monkey Trial (59)
This monkey symbolizes the 1925 trial that opposed liberal and fundamentalist Christians in Dayton, Tennessee. Professor John Thomas Scopes defied the Butler Act, which made in unlawful in this state to teach in schools anything but the creation of the world as related in the Bible, and taught the history of evolution. He was fined $100, but the national resonance of the trial was seen as a victory by liberals. The Butler Act was not abolished until 1967.
Cebus albifrons, French Guiana, on loan from the Museum of Natural History, Geneva