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  • Judge Rules Against 'Intelligent Design'

    12/20/2005 8:16:05 AM PST · by GSlob · 103 replies · 1,866+ views
    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.
  • Have you ever really looked at intelligent design?

    09/29/2005 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Right Wing Professor · 72 replies · 1,414+ views
    York Daily Record (PA( ^ | 9/29/05 | Mike Argento
    HARRISBURG — Wednesday morning, as day three of the Dover Panda Trial meandered into discussions of stoner logic and street cred, one of the lawyers for the school district, Patrick Gillen, asked Robert Pennock, a philosopher of science from Michigan State University and a serious, serious brainiac, whether the idea of "intelligent design" was a Big Ten theory. Pennock — who, I can't stress this enough, is an incredible brainiac — looked puzzled. It was clear that he had never heard of any connection between the idea of intelligent design and what some consider the best college football conference in...