Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead...

Federal judge: Intelligent design unconstitutional

Must be one of those liberal activist judges!

Or not:

"Jones said those who disagree with the decision - the
first-ever federal trial on the teaching of intelligent design - "will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge." But the judge, a Republican appointed to the bench by President Bush, said "this is manifestly not an activist Court."


Ouch:

"In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether ID is science," Jones wrote. "We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents."
Gaps schmaps:

"The board's attorneys had said members were seeking to improve science education by exposing students to alternatives to Charles Darwin's theory that evolution develops through natural selection. Intelligent-design proponents argue that the theory cannot fully explain the existence of complex life forms."
(snip)

"The Dover policy required students to hear a statement about intelligent design before ninth-grade biology lessons on evolution. The statement said Darwin's theory is "not a fact" and has inexplicable "gaps." It refers students to an intelligent-design textbook, "Of Pandas and People," for more nformation."
There is a gap in the proven theory, so let’s throw the whole thing out! Wizards created the universe man! Or this thing. Wonder why the fundies get all freaky about those Harry Potter movies?

Lies schmies:

"Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III
said. Several members repeatedly lied to cover their motives, he said."
(snip)
"Said the judge: "It is ironic that several of these
individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public,
would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy."

Hold up:
"The Pennsylvania ruling will do nothing to end the battle over the teaching of human origins that has plagued public schools since the Scopes trial of 1925," said Andrew Coulson, executive director of the Cato Institute Center for Educational Freedom. "It, and all the other cultural and religious 'school wars' that divide our nation, will rage on unless we do something about their root cause: our one-size-fits-all government school
system."


So one school should teach one "idea" of science and another school should teach another "idea" of science? How do you teach one set of students that the earth revolves around the sun and another set of students that the sun revolves around the earth? Go ahead, teach nitwit design, just put it in the appropriate place, such as:
"Reinking said the new board will likely move the subject of intelligent design into some undetermined elective social studies class."

Which is exactly where it belongs.

This whole thing reminds me of a certain president and a particular war.

Related links:
Yahoo News
Dover Area School District
National Center for Science Education
Thomas More Law Center
NPR - This is a good article, if you have time click the "Listen" link below the title. It's not directly related to nitwit design, it's more about the construction of the Christian religion.

In the meantime, how does everyone feel having Bush as a dictator? ,

1 Opinions:

Blogger benedicta speaks!

Hey, if there is intelligent design, the designer must have been drunk the night the gene pool of our current president was constructed. I don't see much intelligence here.

7:26 PM  

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