Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Intelligence rules in PA

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 [Intelligent Design] Policy.
-- U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III

Lies make baby Jesus cry.
--Rod (or possibly Todd) Flanders, "The Simpsons"
In what is not so much a surprise as a relief, the U.S. District Court ruled that "intelligent design" could not be presented as an alternative to Darwinian evolution in science classrooms.

The judge ruled that it clearly violates the U.S. Constitution, which, though one of the world's most intelligently designed entities, is of little importance to religious nutballs who, unsatisifed with merely turning the brains of their own increasingly numerous offspring into oatmeal (the unflavored kind), want to foist their beliefs on everyone else's children, thus driving this nation further into the Dark Ages, where it will provide the world with nothing more useful and innovative than outlet malls and seven-pound hamburgers.

Where was I? Oh yeah. Yay justice!


Amen to that! Just hope God doesn't get mad at all of Pennsylvania, just Dover:)


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 12/20/2005 4:35 PM

Deep breaths, deep breaths.

OK, I must admit I was happy to read the article. However, I also read that the majority of the board members who tried to sneak creationism into the curriculum had already been turned out by the voters.

Jim Young

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 12/20/2005 9:16 PM

That's true, Jim, but this was a federal court saying that creationism can't be taught in science classrooms, which has ramifications for the whole country. It was an important precedent in that respect, though it was largely moot in Dover's case.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/20/2005 9:35 PM

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