Inherit the Wind

From: Cornelius Hunter <ghunter2099@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 12:34:50 EST

Randy:

Just to be clear, regarding the Scopes trial, there are no errors in "Inherit the Wind" for the simple reason that "Inherit the Wind" is not about the Scopes trial. It is about McCarthy-ism. The play uses a fictionalized account of the Scopes trial as a platform for making their points about McCarthy-ism. It was not intended to be an accurate account of the Scopes trial. The "error" comes in later, when the play was interpreted as capturing the core elements of evolution skepticism.
Received on Sun Nov 20 12:35:34 2005

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