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The Scopes Trial—formally known as The State of Tennessee v. Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial—was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Actwhich made it unlawful to teach evolution.
Scopes was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality and he was never brought back to trial. The trial drew intense national publicity, as national reporters flocked to the small town of Dayton, to cover the big-name lawyers representing each side. William Jennings Bryan, three time presidential candidate for the Democrats, argued for the prosecution, while Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, spoke for Scopes. The trial saw modernists, who said religion was consistent with evolution, against fundamentalists who said the word of God as revealed in the Bible trumped all human knowledge. The trial was thus both a theological contest, and a trial on the veracity of modern science regarding the creation-evolution controversy. The teaching of evolution expanded, as fundamentalist efforts to use state laws to reverse the trend had failed in the court of public opinion.
I was brought up in a very strict Catholic household which was not good for a person like me as i always asked how things happened instead of why.
My Mother went to great lengths to explain very little to me . ” you must have faith son, god is the answer for everything”
“Yeah ok mum , So how did he achieve light cause the sun the moon and stars were not created for another few days after his famous declaration ?”
“thank god” I didn’t advise her the sun would have had to have been blinked into place 8 minutes before his first public address . Oh wait ! the worlds first two groupies had not arrived on the scene as yet.
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Mad Cow Disease or more commonly known as MCD is an affliction of the mind when one cow is flooded with misguided thoughts and draws the conclusion that they have reached a higher level of awareness and therefore must be correct in all of their assumptions.
For one to understand Mad Cow one must look at a few Important factors.
The humble cow.
It is now widely accepted among experts of the bovine community that a mad cow is not born but made. Genetic test have shown that the presence of a common “mad gene”in the mad cow is non existent and therefore one must conclude that MCD is a learned sickness of the mind rather than a genetic abnormality that is passed on from mother cow to daughter cow.
The early onset of MCD is usually if not always brought on by boredom and lack of diverse mental stimulation the cow sinks into a state of doubt and denial which is very hard for the cow let alone the bull to understand. Constant shittyness is a sure sign the cow is in its early stages of MCD>
This progresses to extreme mood swings in the cow that cant be explained.
The Red Flag.
The Bull who is well know to charge the red flag waved by the Matador in a Bull Fight now becomes the cows red flag.Unlike the bull which charges with the body, the cows attack comes in the form of constant complaining over simple matters and accusing the bull of humping other cows. Its important to note that the cow does not take into account the ugliness of the cow that she suspects the bull to be mating with. So in layman’s terms . The bull has now become the emotional red flag for all the cows mood swings and in fact, can be seen as a trigger from the cows point of view and therefore, must be to blame for everything.
A Higher State of Awareness.
After many failed attempts by the bull to reason with cow. The bull loses the ability of speech and is reduced to a single word which is is used every time the cow speaks (” huh”?) or sometimes ” what the?” depending on the region .
This only frustrates the cow into thinking the bull is stupid as are all bulls and they that is to say the cow, is correct in every conclusion drawn and therefore always in every matter right no matter how much common sense begs to differ or actual fact points in the opposite direction.
At this point one can say that any attempt to cure the cow of madness is mute if not futile.
The author would like to declare that no cows mad or otherwise were harmed during this study although many bulls that were i interviewed have now become gay. If only for the reason that they now can Punch their partner in the for being so stupid without any feelings of remorse and legal or moral backlash from other cows bad or not .
With backs turned and arms folded , I just knew a pout would have been added to make the gesture all the more grand So grand in fact there was no need for verbal communication so grand I was certain it was to be immortalized in stone destined to replace the statue of David
I stood there humbled quietly shaken by the definitive meaning of the gesture, My very soul trembled at the sheer seriousness of of it all
Thevoice then uttered in words that reminded me of a emotionally unstable toddler
IM NOT TALKING TO YOU “it said in a child like voice .
A child’s voice? Surely they mock me with this voice
I could see in their eyes as i moved to face them that
That this gesture meant everything to them such faith they had in it
Yet there it was again
“IM NOT TALKING TO YOU it sulkily said
I then took pity on them and felt cruel as I started laughing, Was this meant to be reprimand for disrupting the flow of their delicate balance
I laughed more because i knew the gesture was meant to bend me to their will, such was their self perceived importance and delusional power they thought they held
And for the first time i noticed words on their shirts
TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEDDLE DUMB
and i knew those words had always been there
the laughing began again…