This Day in History: 1900-07-04
H.L. Mencken covered the infamous Scopes Trial in July 1925 for the Baltimore Sun. On being presented with a book, a woman gave it an astounding reception. She refused to touch it. Why, indeed, read a book? If what was in it was true, then everything in it was already in the Bible. If it was false, then reading it would imperil the soul.