Lawyer's Brief: An Example
Prosecution Side: Anti-Evolutionist
Evolution is still a
mystery to many and it should be. It is only a theory with no solid evidence
to prove it otherwise. There are too many flaws in this theory to even consider
it fact. Facts are proven data that have proof to back it up, but evolution
has not been proven nor does it have enough evidence to prove it occurred.
Meaning it is not a fact and will never be, until there is enough evidence
found to make it so. We can not make assumptions when there is not enough
evidence to back it up and piece it together. A puzzle cannot be whole until
all the pieces are there to complete it.
Strategies for trial:
- See how ready the
defense is and how they answer there own lawyers questions.
- If the witnesses seem
like they have doubt, use that against them and rephrase the questions to
ask them again and see if they can clarify it.
- Ask questions to make
witnesses doubt their own knowledge and evidence.
- Try to discredit the
witness by leading them into saying words such as, "assume, guess, or think."
This is because it will be there opinion and does not have to be a fact
and makes them seem unprofessional and making assumptions not presenting
- Make them seemed unprepared
and not ready for the trial.
- Make the jury doubt
their evidence and case.
- Ask questions that
you know the witnesses can answer.
- Lead them into answering
the way you want them to.
- Rephrase questions
if they get stuck.
- Do not ask questions
that would hurt the case.
- Look confident and
know your information 100%.
- Try to ask yes or
no questions, short and simple, but very strong and helpful.
- Examine your strong
witnesses first and last and the weaker one in the middle.
- Present good, strong,
and solid evidence that the defense would have a hard time counter examining.
- Do not make the jury
doubt your case, but on your side.
Questions for Prosecution:
Philip E. Johnson:
- If you are not a scientist,
. . . ?
- What evidence . .
Darel Rex Finley:
- In your article, Why
I Did believe Evolution, you stated that, . . . .What are you trying
to state here?
- So, you are saying
that there are hardly any evidence . . . ?
- Where do you stand
on the theory of evolution?
- What have you found
by . . . ?
- In your book, Evolution:
Theory in Crisis, you show . . . ?
- Through your years
of study, and by looking at the earth's time line and events, what have
- So through your extensive
years of study and examinations . . . ?
Questions for Defense:
- You stated in your
book, The Origin of species by means of Natural Selection on . .
- Is it possible to
- So at this time, can
we reconstruct the past with the evidence . . . ?
- How can we piece something
together . . . ?
- If evolution is true,
. . . ?
Jean Baptiste Lamark:
- What is your position
- If mutation and natural
selection fits . . . ?
Donald C. Johanson
- From your discovery
in 1974, . . . ?
- The skeleton you found
was . . . ?
- Are you sure . . .
- How did you link Lucy
. . . ?
Kenneth R. Miller:
- From your years of
studies, what evidence . . . ?
- How are you so sure
that the fossil records . . . ?
As you can see, the puzzle
of evolution has not been . . . . There is still not enough hard evidence
or proof to prove it true. . . . . I was not here to take sides today, but
to strengthen the views of anti-evolutionist and why they believe in what
they believe. In order to choose sides you need proof . . . . Is the puzzle
of evolution complete or still missing links and pieces?
For this trial, I was
the prosecution lawyer. I . . . .