Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ID Goes D-O-W-N in Dover

The new Dover school board gets to business....
"This is it," new school board president Bernadette Reinking said Tuesday, indicating the vote was final and the case was closed.

A different group of school board members had been in control when the policy was approved in October 2004. The policy required that a statement be read to Dover public school students about "intelligent design" before ninth-grade biology class lessons on evolution.

The statement said Darwin's theory is "not a fact" and has inexplicable "gaps." It also referred students to an "intelligent-design" book, "Of Pandas and People."

Eight families sued, and on Dec. 20, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III sided with their argument that the concept of "intelligent design" _ which attributes the existence of complex organisms to an unidentified intelligent cause _ is religious, not scientific. The judge said that violated the establishment clause in the First Amendment.

Waiting for Pat Robertson to rev-up again.....