Friday, March 20, 2009
Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken Once Said" To every Complex Question there is a simple answer and it it wrong"..somewhat vague but it Can commence argument amongst each of us.Most of the time we view a simple question on text and some of us can answer by just using a few key words but we consider complex questions to deserve complexity in an answer.The point on H. L.'s Theory is to spark up a conversation or argument over what are correct and inaccurate answers, leading us to be critical thinkers as many of the great writers and poets did in the past . Mr Mencken was an American journalist,writer, and a critic of American culture around the 1900's. He was known as the "man of Ideas", famous prose stylist in the 1st half of the 20th century as his Articles in the Baltimore Sun and the Morning Harold shared his perspective on life and politics.He is most famous for the work he did during the Scopes Trials (Butler Act-making the teaching of evolution unlawful) where this teacher was put in trial for violating the act. H.L used his flamboyant wit to test these fundamentalists and show how the argument in favor of Religious over science analogies seemed like" it would certainly be spitting in the eye of reason". In the end The judge declared that all of the defense testimony on the Bible was irrelevant and should not be presented to the jury.After The election of 1948' H.L. suffered Stroke that left him aware and fully conscious but unable to read, write, or speak. H.L. died on January 29, 1956.