Teaching Evolution

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Judge Bars 'Intelligent Design' From Pa. Classes

The Dover School Board members who lost at the polls have now lost in court.

Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum must include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said. Several members repeatedly lied to cover their motives even while professing religious beliefs, he said.

The school board policy, adopted in October 2004, was believed to have been the first of its kind in the nation.

"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy," Jones wrote.

How much money did the school board spend on legal fees? Do you think a school district could find better uses for that money?


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