21 states once had laws
forbidding the teaching of evolution in public schools.
The landmark TN law was only relealed in 1967.
Subtle difference today is the states- like IA- that have suffered severe brain drain over the last half century and now are in The Confederacy of Dunces.
Re: Anybody else noticed the ....
Has anybody else noticed the substantial overlap among the climate deniers, covid deniers, evolution deniers, and the anti-vacc'ers. It seems like they're all of a piece.
Oh, and let's not forget the anti-CRT & reparations crowd, I'm sure there's crossover there, too.