Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Michael: Kitzmiller Triumphs Over ID

Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District was handed down today by the U.S. District Court, reinforcing the separation between church and state by disallowing a creationist ploy to have science classrooms endorse their religious views of the origin of life and man. The court rejected the 'Dover Disclaimer' which was to be read in preface to the teaching of evolution.

I couldn't be happier with the outcome; which means, of course, that the Kitzmiller opinion will be the newest in the Right's stable of judicial whipping boys.

Here's a sample of the smackdown the boys in black gave ID:

In summary, the disclaimer singles out the theory of evolution for special treatment, misrepresents its status in the scientific community, causes students to doubt its validity without scientific justification, presents students with a religious alternative masquerading as a scientific theory, directs them to consult a creationist text as though it were a science resource, and instructs students to forego scientific inquiry in the public school classroom and instead to seek out religious instruction elsewhere.

I couldn't have said it better myself. The secular nature of our government survives another round. Judge John E. Jones III is my new hero. And he's ::GASP:: a Republican.


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