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Intelligent Design In Schools Rejected By Federal Court

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

For those of you who have not been following this case, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled against the school board who instituted a policy of teaching Intelligent Design alongside evolution in the science classroom. The members of the board who had initially instituted this policy were voted out, and parents brought the lawsuit to the courts. In a 139 page decision, Judge John E. Jones III has ruled against them and even goes so far to call the defendants liars. Near the end of the decision (pages 136-139) he goes on to explain that this is not the decision of an activist judge, but rather the judicial application of the law in response to ill-informed activist policy on the part of the school board.

The decision in total is very worth a read and you can get it in PDF format here.

I have also been informed that early on in the case, Pat Robertson warned the parents that brought the suit that they were risking the wrath of God. I don’t have a direct link to any evidence, so I am taking a few folks’ word on this part. Danny has provided a link in his comment below.

Man, there are times I think Robertson is just one bad day away from his own terrorist organization.


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