It was a GRAND WASTE OF TIME.
But what person living in 1925 could not become immersed in a trial that set out to prove if we humans evolved from apes or were created by an Almighty being? This made it a SENSATIONAL trial that garnered the headlines every day in the USA. When the dust settled, however, the trial proved to be unimportant and a grand waste of time,
What most people have lost sight of after 86 years is that the Scopes Monkey Trial was nothing more than a publicity stunt. John Scopes, the teacher, for lack of a better term, was ‘recruited’ to be the defendant in the case by the ACLU. There was no ‘Salem Witch-Hunt’ in Dayton with preachers trolling the hallways of Dayton’s schools hunting for teachers who were violating Tennessee’s Butler Act on teaching evolution. But what person living in 1925 could not become immersed in a trial that set out to prove if we humans evolved from apes or were created by an Almighty being? This made it a SENSATIONAL trial that garnered the headlines every day in the USA.
“The whole idea of suing a teacher for teaching evolution was not conceived by the citizens of Dayton, Tennessee, but rather was promoted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City. The ACLU advertised in newspapers to locate a teacher in Tennessee who would be willing to test the Butler Act in the courts (with all expenses to be paid by the ACLU). A Dayton resident, George Rappleyea, saw an ACLU advertisement in a Chattanooga newspaper and pressured his friend John Scopes to accept the offer. Unfortunately, Scopes was not a science teacher (he majored in prelaw) and had never actually taught evolution! Scopes was a math teacher and football coach who had merely filled in for the biology teacher (who was ill) for two weeks at the end of the school year. Still, with Scopes' reluctant permission, Rappleyea immediately notified the ACLU that "Professor J.T. Scopes, teacher of science at Rhea County High School, will be arrested and charged with teaching evolution."
It was a jury trial and Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution theories in violation of Tennessee law, i.e., the Butler Act, and he was fined $100. That is all he was on trial for. In 1926, a year after the guilty verdict, the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Dayton court on a technicality and dismissed the case. The court commented, "Nothing is to be gained by prolonging the life of this bizarre case."
Evolution was viewed more 'cautiously', if not liberally, by southern (Fundamentalist) state governments a year after the trial:
"The Scopes trial by no means ended the debate over the teaching of evolution, but it did represent a significant setback for the anti-evolution forces. Of the fifteen states with anti- evolution legislation pending in 1925, only two states (Arkansas and Mississippi) enacted laws restricting teaching of Darwin's theory."
Other than this, nothing was accomplished. Frankly, it was pretty much a grand waste of time, but it sure made the headlines and stimulated the economy of Dayton, Tennessee.
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.......however.......u indicated when you were there; I presume you were on an annual
lease. IT is possible that in CT, you must
give her a 2 mo written notice instead of
a 1 mo notice.
IS your old unit rented out now?
She can withhold security money if
the unit does not rent out quickly
and the state requires a 2 mo written
she is improperly holding your cash.
IF she is improperly withholding it
you can also ask her for 3x the
amount as a PENALTY ALLOWED IN
ALL STATES.......to motivate landlords to
refund within the 15 days obligation period.
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