Scopes Trial

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Name: Scopes Trial
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American life

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken died in 1956 at the age of 75.Mencken has been referred to as the "Sage of Baltimore". Primarily, Mencken was a journalist. For most of his career, he was a reporter and a columnist for The Baltimore Sun. He was also a magazine ... [Published Morning Call - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

H.L. Mencken on Ideas | Big Think

H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) was an American writer and scholar known during his lifetime as "the Sage of Baltimore." His most famous work was The American Language[1], an investigation and analysis of the ways English is spoken in the United States. He is ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

CCP to honor Cookeville's King at opening of Inherit the Wind

Cumberland County Playhouse (CCP) will honor Cookeville and Tennessee Tech Educator, and longtime Playhouse leading character actor, George King on opening night of INHERIT THE WIND (co-sponsored by Stanley Bise, M.D. & Dr. Anthony Wilson, Oct. 10 at ... [Published Crossville Chronicle - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Bryan College, professors settle lawsuit

The lawsuit between Bryan College and two of the school's former professors was settled before it evolved into a modern-day Scopes Trial. ... [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

America doesn't trust its experts anymore

There's never been a better time to be a media-savvy expert in America, it seems. Cable networks want to put you on TV, publishers want to give you a book deal, and newspapers desperately want your quote. The only thing missing? Actual clout.Doctors, ... [Published The Week Magazine - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

The war on high school history classes is a whole new level of dumb Jeb Lund

The Jefferson County school board doesn’t even have the decency to be a novel form of dumb. Photograph: Rick Wilking/ReutersThis year, in Advanced Placement American History courses all across the nation, students will learn details about America that ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Public Schooling: War without End

Students in Jefferson County, Colorado began walking out of school last week to protest a proposal to ensure that the Advanced Placement program’s history classes "promote citizenship, patriotism ... (and) respect for authority." Simultaneously, the nation ... [Published Town Hall - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Creationist redux: Answers to critics of evolution

Perhaps Montana is going to do a replay of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925? One would hope we’ve moved past that farce, but apparently not.I don’t have enough space to refute every inaccuracy thrown at my recent letter to the editor regarding evolution, ... [Published Daily Inter Lake - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirms He's An Atheist

Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlineThe debate between science and religion has been raging nearly as long as there has been science or religion. From Galileo Galilei ’s house arrest in the 1600s to the Scopes Trial in 1925 and all the way ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Natural selection: Keep faith in science

In 1925, a Tennessee high school teacher was convicted of what was then the crime of teaching evolution.In 1926, the Tennessee Supreme Court overturned that "Scopes Monkey Trial" verdict and the $100 fine it imposed on the grounds that the jury, not the ... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Why some GOP actions have racial undertones

The religious right is a major component of today’s Republican Party.Supporters say it became a political movement because evangelicals opposed the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision to allow limited abortions. However, history disputes that claim, sheds light ... [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

C.J. Marshall: Signfica: What price, censorship?

Back in my college days, I got my first taste of what it was like to have someone demand a book be removed from a class.I was going to the Williamsport Area Community College (now Penn College of Technology) at the time and was taking a literature course. ... [Published Daily and Sunday Review - Sep 14 2014]

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...The club had one Jewish member, and that member died. Mencken wrote, sarcastically: "There is no other Jew in Baltimore who seems suitable" to replace the deceased member
...I report, you decide. Bob Dylan, expert songwriter, implicitly pooh-poohs expertise in "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (1965): "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." But as for me, I'd check with a meteorologist before planning an outdoor party
...Practices and Evaluation at the state DepartmentDepartment of Education, told the state board that the proposed change was not only redundant but "misleading because it gives the impression that evolution is still being questioned."
...One section contained John F Kennedy's inauguration address, the one in which he made his famous statement "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." There was even "The Declaration of Independence," the document most Americans consider to be the greatest piece of writing this country has ever pro...

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H.L. Mencken was an acerbic critic of American ... [Published Morning Call - Oct 22 2014]
H.L. Mencken on Ideas | Big Think [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
CCP to honor Cookeville's King at opening of In... [Published Crossville Chronicle - Oct 10 2014]
Bryan College, professors settle lawsuit [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Oct 08 2014]
America doesn't trust its experts anymore [Published The Week Magazine - Oct 06 2014]
The war on high school history classes is a who... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 30 2014]
Public Schooling: War without End [Published Town Hall - Sep 29 2014]
Creationist redux: Answers to critics of evolution [Published Daily Inter Lake - Sep 28 2014]
Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirm... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 27 2014]
Natural selection: Keep faith in science [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Sep 27 2014]
Why Robert Pittenger is essentially correct abo... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 25 2014]
Why some GOP actions have racial undertones [Published St. George Spectrum - Sep 24 2014]
C.J. Marshall: Signfica: What price, censorship? [Published Daily and Sunday Review - Sep 14 2014]
Raleigh Slawson: 1914-2014; Northwood man was w... [Published Toledoblade.com - Sep 14 2014]
'Green News Report' - July 1, 2014 [Published The BRAD BLOG - Jul 01 2014]
A counter to scientific denialism: ASAP Science... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 14 2014]
The Trial That Saved A Town [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 08 2014]
Fired HGTV hosts, Benham Bros., say evolution i... [Published AMERICAblog News - May 21 2014]
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up [Published Balloon Juice - May 21 2014]
Big Creationist Fight Breaks Out At Christian C... [Published Wonkette - May 20 2014]
Bigot Twins: Satan Overturned The Guilty Verdic... [Published Wonkette - May 20 2014]
Illiberal Liberalism [Published Policy Review - Apr 09 2014]
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'Green News Report' - July 1, 2014 [Published The BRAD BLOG - Jul 01 2014]
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Coal baron says Obama's 'evil', attacks wildly popular new EPA emissions standards; CNBC busted seeking climate change deniers; PLUS: Acting on climate and clean energy would boost global ...
A counter to scientific denialism: ASAP Science... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 14 2014]
Science, technology, engineering and math , aka STEM, are key areas of knowledge for the 21st century. Heck, they were key in the 20th century, too! Remember JFK and the moon challenge as well as his tribute to science on the 100th anniversary of ...
The Trial That Saved A Town [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 08 2014]
Rachel Maddux visits Dayton, Tennessee, to check out the town’s annual Scopes Festival , which celebrates the famous trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools that took place there. She finds that the episode just wasn’t about religion: ...
Fired HGTV hosts, Benham Bros., say evolution i... [Published AMERICAblog News - May 21 2014]
In the “HGTV is thanking their lucky stars” category, religious right wondertwins Jason and David Benham, sons of anti-abortion firebrand Flip Benham, wrote on their blog earlier this month that evolution is “Satan’s toheld” in America’s schools. ...
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up [Published Balloon Juice - May 21 2014]
The New York Times reports today about a fundamentalist Christian college courting controversy from within by changing the statement of belief its faculty must sign.  Here’s the nub of the matter for Bryan College — named for Scopes Trial/Cross of ...
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