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Monkey Business by Marvin N. Olasky
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Jun 01, 2012

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bookshelves: history, creation-evolution-id
Read from June 01 to July 15, 2012

Let me first start this review by saying how excited I was to read this book. And, overall, it was a great book and had so much useful information in it. I just had a hard time getting into the story of the Scopes Monkey Trial because of mainly how the first half of the book was organized.

The way the authors organized this book made it hard to follow the actual contents of the trial—too many chapters were interwoven and digressed from the story. While intending them to be useful (and they were in certain respects), they followed certain subjects throughout the years way past the trial, trying to define and contextualize the ideas, but making it way harder for me to keep all the facts straight. So the first half of the book I would give five stars for content, but two stars for organization.

The second half of the book presented very good evidence for the theory of intelligent design. I would give the second half five stars for both content and organization. Thus, if I could, I would give this book three and a half stars for the whole. But definitely worth the time to read, I just wish it would have been organized a little different.

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