May 5, 1925

On May 5, 1925, John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee was arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. A crowd of angry humans and chimps gathered around the jail, where he was incarcerated and many of them carried signs that said, “No hoomans in my family tree”, “On the sixth day, God created MAN”, “On the 5th day, God Made Chimps”, “God is Greater than Science”, “I Want A Banana”, “I’m with Stoopid”, and “Chimps Lives Matter”. It was a sad day for man and ape.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.