Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A win for the reality-based community!

The teaching of Intelligent Design in Dover biology classes was forbidden by the judge in a ruling released today. I wrote it up here, but I'll add this quote:
Anticipating that his decision would be attacked, Judge Jones, in an unusual move, categorically stated that the ruling was not the "product of an activist judge."

"This case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on ID, who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy," the judge said.

Moreover, Jones declared: "The breathtaking inanity of the Board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has not been fully revealed through this trial," which lasted six weeks.

Aw, just for fun: it's always a good time to recall this lovely sticker, based on a similar one proposed for use on textbooks in Georgia a year or so ago...

round earth still controversial

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