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More history of the theory of evolution

Post  Admin on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:41 pm

*John Dewey (1859-1952) was another influential
thought leader. A vigorous Darwinist, Dewey founded
and led out in the “progressive education movement”
which so greatly affected U.S. educational history. But it
was nothing more than careful animal training (*Samuel
L. Blumenfeld, NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education,
1984, p. 43). The purpose was to indoctrinate
the youth into evolution, humanism, and collectivism.
In 1933, Dewey became a charter member of the
American Humanist Association and its first president.
Its basic statement of beliefs, published that year as the
Humanist Manifesto, became the unofficial framework
of teaching in most school textbooks. The evolutionists
recognized that they must gain control of all public
education (*Sir Julian Huxley, quoted in *Sol Tax
and *Charles Callender, eds., Evolution after Darwin,
3 vols., 1960). Historically, American education was based
on morals and standards; but Dewey declared that, in order
to be “progressive,” education must leave “the past”
and “evolve upward” to new, modern concepts.
The Scopes Trial (July 10 to July 21, 1925) was a
powerful aid to the cause of evolution, yet scientific discoveries
were not involved. That was fortunate, since,
except for a single tooth (later disproved), and a few other
frauds, the evolutionists had nothing worthwhile to present
(*The World’s Most Famous Court Trial: A Complete
Stenographic Report, 1925).

The ACLU (*American Civil Liberties Union) had
been searching for someone they could use to test the Butler
Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution in the
public schools in Tennessee. *John Scopes (24 at the time)
volunteered for the job. He later privately admitted that
he had never actually taught evolution in class, so the
case was based on a fraud; he spent the time teaching
them football maneuvers (*John Scopes, Center of the
Storm, 1967, p. 60). But no matter, the ACLU wanted to
so humiliate the State of Tennessee, that no other state
would ever dare oppose the evolutionists. The entire trial,
widely reported as the “Tennessee Monkey Trial,” was
presented to the public as something of a comic opera. (A
trained ape was even sent in, to walk around on a chain in
the streets of Dayton.) But the objective was deadly serious,
and they succeeded very well. Although the verdict
was against Scopes, America’s politicians learned the
lesson: Do not oppose the evolutionists.
The Scopes trial, the first event nationally broadcast
over the radio, was a major victory for evolutionists
throughout the world. Ridicule, side issues, misinformation,
and false statements were used to win the battle.


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