By: Hector Plasmic
To: Don Ward
Re: Re: deleted
DW>Darrow asked the judge to instruct the jury to find his own client
DW>(John Scopes) guilty as charged!
Here's a reprint you may find despicable:
To: Ron Stringfellow
From: Simon Ewins
On: 24 May 93 18:37:12
Subj: Scopes Trial
-=> Ron Stringfellow said to All >=-
RS> p.s. Result? Scopes found guilty.
First its Darrow not Darrel.
Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee
law (which he did) and fined the _minimum_ of $100. Scopes actually
_volunteered_ to become a test case.
The verdict was _overturned_ on appeal, but in spite of the verdict the
evolutionists were perceived as having won a major moral victory.
Tennessee was held up to ridicule to the entire nation. The affair
caused other states to quietly shelve or dismiss proposed "monkey laws",
and in 1968 in Emerson v. Arkansas, the Tennessee law and similar laws
in Mississippi and Arkansas were declared _unconstitutional_ by the U.S.
Read the transcripts of the 1981 trial of Arkansas Act 590, the
"Balanced Treatment Act", which required "creation science" to be taught
in public schools along with evolution for a good look at how utterly
idiotic the creationists testimony really is.
Harold Coffin, of Loma Linda University stated "No, creation science is
not testable scientifically." The following is part of Coffin's
Q: You have had only two articles in standard scientific journals since
getting your Ph.D. in 1955, haven't you?
A: That's correct.
Q: The Burgess shale (a geological formation in the Canadian Rockies
with exceptionally well preserved marine fossils) is said to be 500
million years old, but you think it is only 5,000 years old, don't
Q: You say that because of information from the scriptures, don't you?
Q: If you didn't have the Bible, you could believe the age of the Earth
to be many millions of years, couldn't you?
A: Yes, without the Bible.
Of members of CRS (the Creation Research Society) called as witnesses
_for_ creationism, Wayne Friar of King's College, NY ...
Q: You believe the choice between evolution and creation is a matter of
faith, don't you?
A: Basically, yes.
Margaret Helder a botanist and vice president of CRS stated that there
was no scientific evidence for special creation.
Donald Chittick, a physical chemist and member of CRS testified as a
creationist "expert" on the flood and radiometric dating ...
Q: You have had no formal course in radiometric dating for 20 years,
A: Not since then.
Q: You have had only one article in a refereed journal since 1960, isn't
(Most working scientists who truly advance human knowledge, would
publish dozens of papers in that time span.)
Another creationist witness, mathematician Chandra Wickramasinghe,
stated on cross examination that no rational scientist would believe
that the Earth is less than one million years old or that the world's
geology could be explained by a worldwide flood.
Federal District Judge William Overton, of Little Rock, stated in his
ruling that the act was "simply and purely and effort to introduce the
biblical version of creation into the public school curricula." and as
such it violated the 1st and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
You might also check the transcripts of trials concerning the Louisiana
Creationism Act of 1981 in trials by Federal Judge Adrian Duplantier
(01-10-1985), and subsequent U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings on
07-08-1985 and the Supreme Court on 06-19-1987.
There are many more trials that I can refer you to if you are willing to
be exposed to the asinine testimony of creation scientists.