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John Scopes
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Educator
    (August 3, 1900-October 21, 1970)
    Teacher in Kentucky
    Defendant in 'The Scopes Monkey Trial' (July 1925)
    Taught evolution against the Butler Law (only creation could be taught)
    A play and movie called 'Inherit the Wind' was about his famed case
    He did not teach on the date his accusers claimed he taught evolution.
    He taught both Creation and Evolution.
    Scopes was (knowingly) only a pawn, with the plan that they lose and appeal it to the state.
    Famed N.Y. ACLU attorney Clarence Darrow defended Scopes against three time presidential candidate and Christian evangelist bible thumper, Attorney William Jennings Bryan.
    Scopes volunteered to be the test case for the right to teach Evolution.
    Darrow wanted to lose the case so he could win on appeal; he did not want to win on a technicality (but did anyway).
    Scopes was found guilty and at the sentencing, he said: 'I feel that I have been convicted of violating an unjust statute. I will continue in the future ... to oppose this law in any way I can. Any other action would be in violation of my idea of academic freedom.'
    Although he lost the trial (they won on appeal but unfortunately on a technicality), public sentiment in America progressed to change after the trial, and people wanted to learn about evolution.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 43.40% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 42.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 64 Votes: 54.69% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 163 Votes: 44.17% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 253 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 377 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 875 Votes: 42.63% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2422 Votes: 48.47% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 3563 Votes: 47.88% Annoying
 
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