The term was coined by Gaming Steve Message Board member Logan Felipe in a thread discussing evolution*. The law is named after "the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes", a court case that provides a well documented, real world example of the law in action. The law's creation was also partially inspired by Godwin's Law
*Note: This entry is not in any way intended to reflect the views and opinions of the Gaming Steve Message Board. All views expressed belong solely to Logan Felipe.
The Scopes Law states: "When discussing evolution in the presence of a creationist, the discussion always becomes a religious debate".