Posted by: coastcontact | February 4, 2014

A Real Replay of “Inherit the Wind”

How did the United States become so backward?

Inherit the Wind poster Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. The play, which debuted in 1955, is a story that fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” trial. The trial resulted in John T. Scopes‘s conviction for teaching Charles Darwin‘s theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law.  The movie version starred Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, and Dick York.

Today the Associated Press reports that TV’s “Science Guy” , Bill Nye and the leader of a Kentucky museum who believes in creationism are debating a question that has nagged humankind: “How did we get here?”

Ken Ham is the head of the Creation Museum. He believes the Earth was created 6,000 years ago by God and is told strictly through the Bible.

Perhaps the world is flat.  Most intellectuals of the Roman Empire took for granted that the Earth was flat.  Many of the great thinkers and philosophers of the 16th century accepted that Earth was flat, since most of them couldn’t conceive of any other shape.  Are the people in Kentucky and Tennessee living on another planet?

All the television networks will have great fun with this nonsense.  It is sad!

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