Skip to comments.Judge Rules Against 'Intelligent Design'
Posted on 12/20/2005 8:16:05 AM PST by GSlob
HARRISBURG, Pa. - "Intelligent design" cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial. The Dover Area School Board violated the Constitution when it ordered that its biology curriculum must include "intelligent design," the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled Tuesday.
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The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by a judge who imposed his own bias upon the will of those elected to run the schools.
Science is ordinarily backed up with facts... and if facts cannot incontrovertibly prove that evolution is the only possibility, then failure to present other theories is akin to censorship.
Too late. Active thread here:
What a piece of work this judge is.
I'm not surprised. Diappointed, but not surprised. The super-legislature strikes again, saving everyone from even the hint of God.
Sloppy typing. It is the defendants who have to evolve, not the plaintiffs.
"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by a judge who imposed his own bias upon the will of those elected to run the schools."
Pretty funny. That whole board has been replaced by the voters. Guess you're wrong.
Because ID is really about money.
How soon can we nominate Judge Jones for the Supreme Court? Tomorrow won't be soon enough...
Evidently they subscribe to a religion that teaches that it's OK to lie to infidels.
As a biology teacher, it is frustrating to be AFRAID to mention God/Creation/ID when you are discussing evolution. Many kids in my classes were very opposed to hearing about evolution, and they wanted to talk about what they believed. Of course, our entire curiculum was built around evolution as a foregone conclusion. But, I really felt (and still feel) that denying the teachers the freedom to allow other ideas to be discussed certainly IS a form of censorship. And I rarely utter that word since I think it is totally overused.
BTW I am a Christian, but I don't think we nec understand the creation story in the Bible as written, so the ideas in evolution aren't a hot button issue for me. I just honestly think that we have people who are literally trying to supress any other viewpoint. Where is the diversity?
The judges will eventually follow the cultural change, as they usually do. They only seem to like being out front when it comes to killing babies.
Thanks for that bit of common sense.
On the first day of class the teachers should put near the entrance a display consisting of a rock and some slime and a heat lamp and just title it "The First Human", never saying a word and just leave it there the whole year.
CAUTION: adult language.
Every once in awhile I do that.;)
I got kicked out of Catholic School because I said that "being Catholic" was not sufficient reason for voting for Kennedy....based on THEIR premise that a Catholic is a automatically a better person. I don't even want to talk about what they thought of Jews!! 1961
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