Stumbled upon this watching a Hitchens video, and it is such a riveting read, especially near the end. I promise!
I found it more entertaining to use different accents on the witty, southern lawyer and agnostic, Clarence Darrow and that bald, backwoods politician, William Jennings Bryan.
Darrow vs. Bryan
The purpose was explained later by Mr. Darrow as an effort to "show the people what fundamentalism is." Bryan arose from the witness stand to tell Darrow, the judge and the assembled spectators that its purpose was to cast "slurs upon the Bible."