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Last night at the Union noise worked for the good of Harvard and the football team. And, although neither the football team nor Harvard may have been other than bored, the efficient cause of the noise was tinctured with good will. Tonight "science" under the leadership of Professor Mather rallies around the flag of demonstrate truth while "religion" rallies around the standard of revealed truth at the Phillips Brooks House. And here if the efficient cause of the noise be goodwill, this particular burst of oratory will be unique in the history of "Scope's Trial" debates in this country.

Of course the aesthetic viewpoint in the matter is in a sense justifiable. There are those who see beauty in the meeting of an irresistible force and an immovable body. Yet aesthetics in the particular case must receive only the support of the lighter minded. As has been stated by sincere and mighty men in the church and in the ranks of research little is gained by a struggle between irreconcilables whose views are as biased as their voices are harsh with the sibilance of sustained animosity. To bait an eledrly gentleman whose convictions are unpopular for the edification of minds who see in "modernism" ultimate salvation is, at best, a sorry game. And what little Dr. Mather can say to clarify this nebulous issue will possess the inadequacy of forced condensation. The whole affair, in the light of serious and sober thought, cannot appear other than ridiculous.

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