Who got arrested for teaching evolution in biology?
John Scopes, who was a biology teacher, was arrested in what
came to be called the "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Dayton, TN 1925.
There was a law in Tennessee that said evolution could not be
taught, because it contradicted the Biblical account of human
origins. Scopes challenged the law; he was among a number of
teachers who believed that evolution should be taught in science
classes, and Bible should be taught in religion classes. Because he
violated the Tennessee law that forbade teaching about evolution,
he was arrested. During a trial that was broadcast on radio and
closely followed by millions of Americans on both sides of the
issue, Scopes was found guilty and fined $100.
John Scopes was a substitute teacher in enrolled in Law School.
The ACLU approached him to purposely teach Darwin's evolution
theory, in return they promised to pay all his education and legal
bills. He agreed.
What most people do not realize, is years later it was found out
that the "monkey Man" theory was created from a "pig's" tooth. Not
a Monkey tooth or bone but a grounded down pig's tooth.