This video is making the rounds--I found it on Moran's Sandwalk
. The Creationist Mike Pence yammers:
So, he says that his training was in "law and history," then almost immediately presents a complete falsehood about law and history. At 0:47 --
"1925; in the famous "Scopes monkey trial" this theory [evolution] made its way, through litigation, into the classrooms of America . . ."
The Scopes trial was about a teacher who presented evolution in his classroom, so it's not true that it was because of the trial that evolution started being taught in the US. As anybody who knows something about the trial can tell you, Scopes was found guilty of violating the Butler Act
. If anything, the trial resulted in the teaching of evolution being impeded, at least in Tennessee. Either Pence is ignorant about his supposed areas of expertise, or he's simply a bald-faced liar.