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The Scopes trial didn't help either. It humiliated people, the grandsons and granddaughters of whom probably form the backbone of the fundamentalist movement. The author I mentioned above spent quite a bit of time giving the background of the Scopes trial. Clarence Darrow comes off as not quite the hero people seem to think he was and H.L. Mencken, who apparently was the one who convinced Darrow to take the case comes off as an arrogant a$$hole who was mightily convinced of his own superiority.

You are SO RIGHT! Things would be way better if we had never started teaching evolution in American schools. That way we could be even *more* retarded compared to the rest of the civilized world.

And if you've ever lowered yourself to read a word of Mencken, you'd see that the fact that he's arrogant and superior isn't exactly front page news.

6, ain't descended from no monkey
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