Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-3-2014: Trialling Evolution

You know, it’s another rushed day, today.

That’s courses in Basildon for you … !

I have to say, thought, that — as much as I’m enjoying getting out and about — I’ll be glad when it’s finished.

I’ll be able to say I’ve achieved something positive: and have a minor piece of paperwork to say so.

And be able to get a lie-in.

The only worry, today … ?

Is the amount of fog, out there.

I’m just hoping it doesn’t slow the buses down … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 13th March, 1925 saw the teaching of Evolution banned in which US state: Tennessee, Texas or Utah … ?
Q2) What was the name of the teacher eventually — and famously — prosecuted for violating this law: John T. Scopes, Jean B. Goode or Jonty Smith … ?
Q3) Was that state the 14th, 15th or 16th to join the USA … ?
Q4) Moving on, slightly … the teacher’s trial was known as the what trial … ?
Q5) The 1960 film — with Spencer Tracey — based on these events was called Inherit the … what … ?
Q6) Who popularized the theory of evolution, in his book, On the Origin  of Species … ?
Q7) More to the point, what did he call evolution … ?
Q8) What’s the name of the belief — usually followed by devout Christians — that says that the universe was designed … ?
Q9) Which boy-band released a 2012 album called Evolution … ?
Q10) In which year was the film, Evolution — with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore — released … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th March, 1938, saw German troops occupy Austria: in what the Nazi regime called the what … ?
A1) Anschluss.
Q2) More to the point, the German word for what happened meant what: annexation, conquest or invasion … ?
A2) Annexation: although, obviously, that depends on the translation and the historical source you consult. …
Q3) 12th March, 2009, saw which financier’s bail revoked, after he pled guilty to fraud charges … ?
A3) Bernard Lawrence Bernie Madoff.
Q4) Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić (pronounced gin-DITCH) was assassinated on 12th March, 2003: in Belgrade.   Where was he Prime Minister of … ?
A4) Serbia.
Q5) 12th March, 1622, saw the canonization of Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola.   Which Roman Catholic order did they co-found … ?
A5) The Society of Jesus: or Jesuits.
Q6) Finally … 12th March, 1881, saw Andrew Watson made his debut: both as an international football player, and Britain’s first black international.   For which of the UK’s national sides did he play … ?
A6) Scotland.
I’ll leave you with this tune from Korn … 

And with this thought from Richard Dawkins.
“Evolution is as much a fact as the heat of the sun.”
Richard Dawkins.
Have a good day.

*        The Anna Tsuchiya one, you mean, Debbi … ?   It was rather good, wasn’t it?   First time I’d come across her.   I’m not too sure about today’s, though, but the title did fit the theme.

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Tennessee
2. John T. Scopes
3. 16th state
4. the Scopes Monkey Trial
5. Wind
6. Charles Darwin
7. descent with modification
8. creationism
9. JLS
10. 2001