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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1925, the "Trial of the Century" drew national attention in spite of it being a complete show trial, which eventually proved that most of the people involved really had descended from monkeys   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Scopes Trial, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Evolution, Creationism, Inherit the Wind, Trial of the Century, great liberal lawyer Clarence Darrow  
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2021-07-21 1:36:58 PM  
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2021-07-21 2:15:34 PM  
IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals
 
2021-07-21 2:18:08 PM  

cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals


Can you Google, sir?
Yeah, so what?
So why don't you already know the answer?
 
2021-07-21 2:19:21 PM  
IF WE EVOLVED FROM NEANDERTHALS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL TRUMPERS?!
 
2021-07-21 2:19:43 PM  
I re-watch this about once a year:
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial (creationism vs evolution)
Youtube x2xyrel-2vI

It's a nice reminder that sometimes, just sometimes, one "side" of a debate is OBJECTIVELY FARKING CORRECT.
 
2021-07-21 2:21:31 PM  
Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?
 
2021-07-21 2:22:09 PM  
Cain knew his wife. She came from a creation over in the next county.
 
2021-07-21 2:22:43 PM  
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle!
 
2021-07-21 2:24:41 PM  

buserror: IF WE EVOLVED FROM NEANDERTHALS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL TRUMPERS?!


Damn it you got us.
 
2021-07-21 2:26:23 PM  
So this is the strategy for anti-CRT laws?
 
2021-07-21 2:27:03 PM  

whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?


The TN Supreme Court dismissed it first on a technicality relating to how the fine was determined (while otherwise finding the law valid).
 
2021-07-21 2:28:26 PM  

buserror: whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?

The TN Supreme Court dismissed it first on a technicality relating to how the fine was determined (while otherwise finding the law valid).


Seems like there would have been two higher appeals.
 
2021-07-21 2:32:20 PM  
Tennessee is still trying to claw its way into the 1930s.
 
2021-07-21 2:34:35 PM  

buserror: IF WE EVOLVED FROM NEANDERTHALS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL TRUMPERS?!


That's not really being fair to neanderthals.
 
2021-07-21 2:35:12 PM  
Those monkeys were just used as guinea pigs in a kangaroo court.
 
2021-07-21 2:37:21 PM  
MST3K - The Scopes 'Monkey Trial'
Youtube SkG7qGHXZVg
 
2021-07-21 2:39:02 PM  
Can't you understand? That if you take a law like evolution and you make it a crime to teach it in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools? And tomorrow you may make it a crime to read about it. And soon you may ban books and newspapers. And then you may turn Catholic against Protestant, and Protestant against Protestant, and try to foist your own religion upon the mind of man. If you can do one, you can do the other. Because fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy, and needs feeding. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we'll be marching backward, BACKWARD, through the glorious ages of that Sixteenth Century when bigots burned the man who dared bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind!
 
2021-07-21 2:46:59 PM  

whidbey: buserror: whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?

The TN Supreme Court dismissed it first on a technicality relating to how the fine was determined (while otherwise finding the law valid).

Seems like there would have been two higher appeals.


Scopes had no standing to appeal because he technically "won" in that the fine was thrown out.  The prosecution decided not to retry the case.  I suppose Scopes could have brought a new federal suit for declaratory judgement to secure the right teach it, but it seems he had little interest in continuing that fight.

A similar case eventually reached SCOTUS in 1968 (Epperson v. Arkansas) which struck down anti-evolution laws.
 
2021-07-21 2:48:28 PM  

cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals


That's only because we still don't know how magnets work.
 
2021-07-21 2:49:30 PM  

buserror: IF WE EVOLVED FROM NEANDERTHALS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL TRUMPERS?!


Someone has to do all the work to pay for all the free shiat.
 
2021-07-21 2:53:42 PM  
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2021-07-21 2:54:17 PM  

whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?


It was basically a mock trial?
 
2021-07-21 2:54:40 PM  

cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals


WJB was a democrat...
 
2021-07-21 3:05:17 PM  
When Scopes collide...

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2021-07-21 3:07:18 PM  

cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals


This is a common error. Man and monkey actually evolved from a common ancestor, the plesiosaur.
 
2021-07-21 3:09:10 PM  

cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals


How *did* you get out of the monkey house?
 
2021-07-21 3:10:07 PM  
Evolution is just a theory.

Like gravity, or the shape of the Earth.
 
2021-07-21 3:12:25 PM  
Y'all need Jesus!!
McBrides We Didn't Come From Monkeys
Youtube eW3R7NCfdJs
 
2021-07-21 3:12:58 PM  

valenumr: whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?

It was basically a mock trial?


Also, the "prosecution" lost in the court of public opinion. The world was going through a bit of scientific revolution (especially in physics) at the time, and there was a pretty big schism opening up in religious circles.
 
2021-07-21 3:16:38 PM  

buserror: IF WE EVOLVED FROM NEANDERTHALS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL TRUMPERS?!


We didn't evolve from neanderthals, we interbred with them. Thus we still have trumpers.
 
2021-07-21 3:18:39 PM  

whidbey: Is there some reason this sh*t didn't go to the SCOTUS?


It was a PR stunt.
 
2021-07-21 3:19:27 PM  
Interesting Factoid. When the movie Inherit the Wind came out, Scopes was still alive.

If you've never read HL Mencken on the Scopes Trial, you should. The obvious thing is that Bryan was a creep, but you'll also see that every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.
 
2021-07-21 3:22:02 PM  

yakmans_dad: Interesting Factoid. When the movie Inherit the Wind came out, Scopes was still alive.

If you've never read HL Mencken on the Scopes Trial, you should. The obvious thing is that Bryan was a creep, but you'll also see that every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.


And none of them come close.
 
2021-07-21 3:45:37 PM  
yakmans_dad:...every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.

As far as the antisemitism and racism?
 
2021-07-21 3:48:01 PM  

yakmans_dad: Interesting Factoid. When the movie Inherit the Wind came out, Scopes was still alive.

If you've never read HL Mencken on the Scopes Trial, you should. The obvious thing is that Bryan was a creep, but you'll also see that every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.


Mencken's obituary of WJB is masterful.  It's becoming more and more adaptable, too.
 
2021-07-21 3:51:09 PM  

whitroth: cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals

How *did* you get out of the monkey house?


got a key from Kurt
 
2021-07-21 4:32:50 PM  

Billy Liar: yakmans_dad: Interesting Factoid. When the movie Inherit the Wind came out, Scopes was still alive.

If you've never read HL Mencken on the Scopes Trial, you should. The obvious thing is that Bryan was a creep, but you'll also see that every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.

Mencken's obituary of WJB is masterful.  It's becoming more and more adaptable, too.


Boy have you got that right. Only two minor tweaks to the last paragraphs and it would be a fitting obituary for someone else:

Bryan Trump was a vulgar and common man, a cad undiluted. He was ignorant, bigoted, self-seeking, blatant and dishonest. His career brought him into contact with the first men of his time; he preferred the company of rustic ignoramuses. It was hard to believe, watching him at Dayton Mar a Lago, that he had traveled, that he had been received in civilized societies, that he had been a high officer of state. He seemed only a poor clod like those around him, deluded by a childish theology, full of an almost pathological hatred of all learning, all human dignity, all beauty, all fine and noble things. He was a peasant come home to the dung-pile. Imagine a gentleman, and you have imagined everything that he was not.

The job before democracy is to get rid of such canaille. If it fails, they will devour it.
 
2021-07-21 4:35:54 PM  

cwheelie: whitroth: cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals

How *did* you get out of the monkey house?

got a key from Kurt


I saw the movie and I read the book
but when it happened to me
I'm glad I had what it took
to get away
 
2021-07-21 4:42:35 PM  
they tell us that
we lost our tails
evolving up
from little snails
I say it's all
just wind and sails
are we not men?
 
2021-07-21 4:49:15 PM  
The Specials - Monkey Man (2015 Remaster)
Youtube DCpmJHFMNRI
 
2021-07-21 4:58:19 PM  

valenumr: cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals

WJB was a democrat...


Which is meaningless without additional context. Much like just about every other politician from the past, he would be unrecognizable to either party as they exist today or outright deny affiliation with them (and vice verse).
 
2021-07-21 5:00:30 PM  

Slypork: canaille



still better than a hag like Hillary
 
2021-07-21 5:01:40 PM  

jsmilky: Slypork: canaille


still better than a hag like Hillary


mad
 
2021-07-21 5:06:18 PM  

Billy Liar: they tell us that
we lost our tails
evolving up
from little snails
I say it's all
just wind and sails
are we not men?


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2021-07-21 5:16:21 PM  

Singleballtheory: valenumr: cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals

WJB was a democrat...

Which is meaningless without additional context. Much like just about every other politician from the past, he would be unrecognizable to either party as they exist today or outright deny affiliation with them (and vice verse).


Oh, I'm aware. The right have completely overtaken religious pedagogy as a platform.
 
2021-07-21 5:16:50 PM  

Singleballtheory: valenumr: cwheelie: IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS, HOW COME THERE'S STILL MONKEYS?!
chexmix liberals

WJB was a democrat...

Which is meaningless without additional context. Much like just about every other politician from the past, he would be unrecognizable to either party as they exist today or outright deny affiliation with them (and vice verse).


In fact, he'd probably be a republican hero today.
 
2021-07-21 5:33:04 PM  
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2021-07-21 5:50:16 PM  
New take on it
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2021-07-21 6:11:44 PM  

Billy Liar: yakmans_dad: Interesting Factoid. When the movie Inherit the Wind came out, Scopes was still alive.

If you've never read HL Mencken on the Scopes Trial, you should. The obvious thing is that Bryan was a creep, but you'll also see that every damn conservative "humorist" imagines that he's the reincarnation of Mencken.

Mencken's obituary of WJB is masterful.  It's becoming more and more adaptable, too.


I went in search this out. You are correct, it sure describes a lot of the people on the right.
 
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