We are awaiting the judge’s decision in the trial of the suit filed by David Coppedge, the creationist who claims he was wrongfully demoted and later laid off (or fired) by his employer because he was promoting Intelligent Design (ID) on the job. As you recall, he used to work as a computer technician for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is part of Caltech. He also maintains a creationist website: Creation-Evolution Headlines — which was recently moved here.
In our last post about this trial, Decision Next Week?, we discussed an otherwise wretched press story that claimed we would have a decision in the case on 08 June. That’s tomorrow. Aren’t you excited?
Most of the court pleadings are available in the archive maintained by our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), located here: NCSE’s Coppedge archive. The pleadings are all scans of pdf files. If you need a quick update, you can get a feel for the case by looking at the last two items: Plaintiff’s Post-trial Brief and then JPL’s Post-Trial Defense Brief.
To fill the agonizing hours until we know the results, we thought we’d run another poll. We had one before (David Coppedge Trial: Readers’ Poll), but that was a couple of months ago. Surely your opinions have matured since then.
As before, we’ve provided a few choices, but if none of them suits you, feel free to add your own thinking in the comments. The poll will stay open only for a day or so, and because some of the questions overlap, you can vote more than once. Okay, go for it!
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