No Doubts, No Curiosity, No Educational Gain

If the ‘Dayton’ mentioned in the voiceover is Dayton, Tennessee, then that would be the same town where the famous Scopes Monkey Trial took place 88 years ago. How we’ve progressed! [hat tip: Holy Shit]

P.S.: The defense attorney in the Scopes trial, Clarence Darrow, is remembered in part for his observations and aphorisms. Here are a few:

“Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.”

“The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.”

“I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.”

He also once exclaimed, “Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt!”, and that is a sentiment that I hope Bible Belt teachers, parents, and students will one day take to heart.