Wednesday, December 21, 2005

PA Judge banishes Intelligent Design

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In his ruling, [U.S. District Judge]Jones said that while intelligent design, or ID, arguments "may be true, a proposition on which the court takes no position, ID is not science." Among other things, the judge said intelligent design "violates the centuries-old ground rules of science by invoking and permitting supernatural causation"; it relies on "flawed and illogical" arguments; and its attacks on evolution "have been refuted by the scientific community."

"The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources," he wrote.

The judge also said: "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."

I guess if your goal is important enough, it's ok to violate a direct order from God.*

The newly elected school board will remove intelligent design from the science curriculum and put it where it belongs, in an elective social studies class.


*(snark)

3 Comments:

Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

The judge called the school boards' original decision to go with Intelligent Design: breathtaking inanity.
Does it get any better than that?

11:37 AM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

and you know he pissed some people off!

7:39 PM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Whew!!! Thank goodness someone in our government has some intelligence! I just hope the right wing freaks don't attack him for demonstrating how intelligence should be used.

12:53 PM, December 22, 2005  

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