STATES & CITIES: Tenessee Monument


Last week Tennessee refused to tear down its famed monument to prejudice. Before the State House of Representatives was a bill to abolish the law which forbids discussion of evolution in the public schools. Cried the bill's sponsor: "I'm getting tired of having people refer to Tennessee as the State with the monkey statute." Exclaimed another friend of evolution: "This law has done more to indict the intelligence of Tennessee than any bill ever passed." But the majority of Tennessee legislators were neither tired nor ashamed. They voted down the...

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