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Drummond takes a rock and shows it to Brady, stating that it is millions of years old. Brady says that is impossible. He quotes Bishop Usher who determined by counting up the ages of all the Old Testament prophets that the earth was only six thousand years old. Brady even says it was at nine in the morning that God began to create the world. Drummond sarcastically asks if it was Eastern Standard Time or Rocky Mountain Time. When the entire courtroom laughs with Drummond, Brady begins to squirm. Drummond reminds Brady that God did not create the sun until the fourth day; as a result, there is not way to guess how long the first days were. Brady begins to object, stating that Drummond is trying to destroy people's faith. Drummond says he only wants to stop Brady and other "bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States." The courtroom breaks into pandemonium.
In conclusion, Drummond points out that Brady is so arrogant that he believes that no one else has the right to their own ides. The courtroom seems to agree with Drummond.
Drummond excuses Brady from the witness stand, but Brady refuses leave. He pleads with the people to listen to him as he begins reciting the books of the Bible. No one pays him any attention except his wife. When everyone has left the courtroom except Mr. and Mrs. Brady, she tells her husband to come with her. Brady seems to be in shock; he calls her "Mother" and tells her they laughed at him. She holds him and rocks him, saying it is all right.