“Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.” -Bill Nye
“What goes on in a classroom is up to the student and the teacher. Once you introduce the power of the state—telling you what you can and cannot do—you’ve become involved in propaganda.” ~John Scopes
A Few Facts about the Scopes Monkey Trial
The jury found Scopes guilty within minutes. His conviction was later overturned, but he never taught again.
The trial was a media circus. It was so heavily attended that after 7 days in the courtroom, the judge moved everyone outside under a tent because it was unbearably hot and he feared the weight of the spectators and reporters would cause the floor to cave in.
Clarence Darrow, Scopes’s defending attorney, had been a corporate lawyer but he left that job because he could no longer look at himself in the mirror.
He often worked for free to help deserving clients who needed good counsel.
William Jennings Bryan, the prosecuting attorney, died five days after the trial ended.
Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the development and origin of human beings? 1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process. 2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process. 3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.
“Your assertion that all the animals were vegetarians before they got on the arc, that’s remarkable. I haven’t spent a lot of time with lions, but I can tell you that they’ve got teeth that aren’t set up for broccoli. I give you lion’s teeth, you give me verses translated over 30 centuries.”