October 16, 1925

On October 16, 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Board members were angry that highly educated and intelligent scientists would insist that magic was not real and that miracles did not occur. That the world was older than 7,000 years old. They put their fingers in their ears and shouted “Not listening, not listening” when scientists tried to explain that people today could not possibly be descended from a single man made from mud and a woman made from his rib. Chim-Chim, a talking chimpanzee applauded the Texas School Board’s decision, as he was quoted as saying, “Ain’t no hoomans in my gene-pool. Look what they did to the Neanderthals.” He then grabbed a handful of his own feces and threw it at everyone in the crowd on general principles. He must have had a lot of principles, because he flung a lot of dung.

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.
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