|John T. Scopes|
But there's another subject that's also a barrel of monkeys for Otisburg and the other clowns world-wide who think they're descended from such, and we all know that as evolution. Specifically, it was John T. Scopes I was thinking of, and the absolute hypocrisy the liberal left - and the blithering idiots of Otisburg - have with this man. For the history buffs in all of us, Scopes was front and center in one of the most unique and controversial trials in American history, the so-called "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, in which the poor guy was charged with the teaching of evolution in a public high school, tried, convicted, fined $100 bucks, called some filthy words, and so on.
Scopes stated he wasn't too sure if he committed a crime at all, admitting he had "furnished the body that was needed to sit in the defendant's chair." But the trial itself was a test case, in which what was really on trial was the Butler Act of Tennessee - which forbid denying the Biblical story of the Creation in a public school - and ultimately the Bible itself and anything related to it. And it was the Scopes monkey trial which brought out the beginnings of hostility against the Bible; in the years since the Bible, God, prayer, Christianity, nativity scenes, and so on were removed from the public schools and square, and often with threats, lawsuits, and in some cases, violence.
Oh, I'm very sure the liberal left is very joyful at the thought of that, while they prop up Scopes as a hero.
Here's the thing about science that the left doesn't seem to want to get through their heads, and it's the very first rule in science: QUESTION EVERYTHING!
What that means is that when it comes down to anything, it's okay to question it. Questions lead to answers, and if and when someone had an idea as to the origins of life - as in where did we come from - then it is okay for that guy to make an assumption, test the validity of his assumption, publish the results of his assumption, allow others to experiment on his assumption, and so on. That is called science. And yes, science can and should be taught in schools.
But questioning everything also includes questioning evolution, and unfortunately for evolution the repeated questioning of that subject always leads to answers that prove - and I do mean PROVE - evolution to be false. That is also science, and if science proves a scientific theory to be invalid, then that theory must be rejected. That can and should be taught in schools as well.
But like in the Scopes monkey trial, the naysayers will call such proof based on God and the Bible, and therefore it is not to be allowed in school. They dismiss it as religion, which means we are stuck with a theory that is not only proven wrong, but it is not science any more. It is dogma. It is one-sided.
And that leads to the absolute hypocrisy of the liberal left. Public schools are no longer about educating young minds; they are indoctrination centers. And front and center regarding evolution is their hero, Mr. Scopes, but even the liberal left just has to hide something he said about education all those years ago; they won't even post it on Wikipedia:
"Education, you know, means broadening, advancing; and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory."
Sounds like it's a one-side, one-thought curriculum today, doesn't it?
As you can tell, I don't really care what Otisburg thinks of these postings. I don't really care if they think at all.
Can they think?