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  •  History repeats itself, first as tragedy, (0+ / 0-)

    second as farce.
    Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883)

    May 5th, 1925
    John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

    April 11th, 2012

    Tennessee ‘monkey bill’ becomes law

    A second US state lets schools ‘teach the controversy’ surrounding politically charged topics in science.

    The governor of Tennessee has allowed the passage of the 'monkey bill', giving public-school teachers licence to teach alternatives to those mainstream scientific theories often attacked by religious and political conservatives
    Nicknamed after the ‘monkey trial’ of 1925, in which Tennessee prosecuted high-school science teacher John Scopes for violating a state law against teaching evolution, the new measure allows public-school teachers to “help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories”.........

    http://www.nature.com/...

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