The Scopes Trials
What Malone is saying in this quote opposes the Butler Act, a movement to refrain from teaching evolution, or anything that might contradict what the bible says, in schools. Malone believes that children should be taught everything they possibly can, nothing should be hidden from them, so that they may make their own decisions. He does not oppose religion being taught in schools, he only wants science taught as well, with a distinction of the two. This shows innovation in the 20's. This is a man standing up for his future, wanting the next generation to have an open mind and not be held back by the beliefs of those before them, right or wrong.