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ID out in Dover is KC next?

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Just in time for the holidays - science triumphs (temporarily) over creationism! BTW the judge is a Republican.

Dec 20, 2005 — A federal judge ruled today that the mention of intelligent design in Dover Area School District's ninth-grade biology class is unconstitutional because it amounts to establishing religion in public schools.
U.S. Middle District Court Judge John E. Jones III wrote that Dover cannot require "teachers to denigrate or disparage the scientific theory of evolution" or "refer to a religious, alternative theory known as ID."

Jones also ruled that the defendants are subject to liability for plaintiffs' attorneys' fees.

In October 2004, the Dover school board voted to add a mention of intelligent design to its ninth-grade biology curriculum. Intelligent design holds that life had to have been created by an intelligent force because it is too complex to have happened otherwise.
http://www.ydr.com/doverbiology/ci_3327204

Full text of judges opinion here:

http://www.aclu.org/images/asset_upload_file179_23137.pdf
 

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Yes, once again, fundies try to push their agenda of deception and are twarted. Now they have to come up with a NEW name for creationism. What will they pick next?

And the school board members who pushed this theocratic claptrap, guess they just cost the school system a bunch of money.
 
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steen said:
Yes, once again, fundies try to push their agenda of deception and are twarted. Now they have to come up with a NEW name for creationism. What will they pick next?

And the school board members who pushed this theocratic claptrap, guess they just cost the school system a bunch of money.
Justice prevailed in the end. The ID school board members were voted out.
 

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And ID was shown to be nothing but a new name for creationism. A good day for science, triumphing against ignorance, misrepresentation and lies.
 

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