If You Can Outlaw Teaching Evolution in Public School

If today you can take a thing like evolution and 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 next year you can make it a crime to teach it to the hustings or in the church. At the next session you may ban books and the newspapers... Ignorance and fanaticism are ever busy and need feeding. Always feeding and gloating for more. Today it is the public school teachers; tomorrow the private. The next day the preachers and the lecturers, the magazines, the books, the newspapers. After a while, Your Honor, it is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until with flying banners and beating drums we are marching backward to the glorious ages of the sixteenth century when bigots lighted fagots to burn the men who dared to bring any intelligence and enlightenment and culture to the human mind.


You can ban it everywhere and society will descend into darkness.

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 Scopes Monkey Trial
Legal Materials>Court Decision, State:  Darrow, Clarence (1925 ), Scopes Monkey Trial, Dayton, Tennessee, Retrieved on 2012-03-23
  • Source Material [law2.umkc.edu]
  • Folksonomies: evolution trial