Thursday, December 22, 2005
I haven't posted too much on this, but this is really big news. The plaintiff's attorneys used the Establishment Clause to argue their case that the teaching of intelligent design amounts to establishing religion in public schools. Moreover, the judge offered the following: "Repeatedly in this trial, plaintiff's scientific experts testified that theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny, the existence of a divine creator." Plus, the judge added that the Dover, Pa. school board was dishonest: "It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the policy," Jones wrote." This is one of those cases where the end justifies the means.