Let's Tease 'em a Little

Introducing Pete Chadwell cartoons. Pete occasionally does work for the Discovery Institute in Seattle, the premier Intelligent Design think tank. The Discovery Institute was featured in Ben Stein's movie Expelled.

John Scopes became somewhat famous when he was put on trial for having taught evolution at a high school in Dayton, Tennessee, in violation (supposedly) of the Butler Act. The popular version of the story is that Scopes was a noble man of science and, Butler Act be damned, he was going to teach those kids the TRUTH. But there are some things that don't quite add up about that. John Scopes did not teach Biology. He taught math and chemistry and was the football coach. Scopes was actually recruited by George Rappleyea, a prominent businessman in Dayton, to be a fall guy for the economic benefit of Dayton. Rappleyea had seen an advertisement in the newspaper placed by the ACLU that was fishing for teacher that could help them test Tennessee's Butler Act. Rappleyea's plan was to use the media circus that would surely follow to rescue the town of Dayton from economic collapse. The cartoon suggests one way that a math teacher might work evolution into his lesson plan.  

John Scopes became somewhat famous when he was put on trial for having taught evolution at a high school in Dayton, Tennessee, in violation (supposedly) of the Butler Act. The popular version of the story is that Scopes was a noble man of science and, Butler Act be damned, he was going to teach those kids the TRUTH. But there are some things that don't quite add up about that. John Scopes did not teach Biology. He taught math and chemistry and was the football coach. Scopes was actually recruited by George Rappleyea, a prominent businessman in Dayton, to be a fall guy for the economic benefit of Dayton. Rappleyea had seen an advertisement in the newspaper placed by the ACLU that was fishing for teacher that could help them test Tennessee's Butler Act. Rappleyea's plan was to use the media circus that would surely follow to rescue the town of Dayton from economic collapse.

The cartoon suggests one way that a math teacher might work evolution into his lesson plan.