Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Scopes Monkey Trial was Staged - Miles Mathis - March 30, 2016

The Scopes Monkey Trial was Staged
by Miles Mathis
First published March 30, 2016

Looks like this one is going to be easy, since the Wikipedia page on the subject starts out like this:
The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher,  John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.  The trial was deliberately staged to attract publicity to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, where it was held.

Did you know that? I didn't. I had been wanting to do this event for a while. Along with the Lindbergh trial, the Manson family trials, and the O. J. Simpson trial, the Scopes trial was one of the largest trials of the 20th century. As far as press coverage goes, it is probably outdone by only those three. Since I have shown the other three were faked, it seemed only natural to show the same with this one. But in this case, they admit it.  I wasn't taught that, though, were you? Do you remember learning that the Scopes Trial was deliberately staged?  In what decade did they begin admitting it? However that may turn out, it makes things considerably easier for me in several ways: not only does it make the current proof a slam-dunk, it should also stand as proof of one of my most “outré” theories—that trials can be faked.

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