Big Concert To Celebrate the Kitzmiller Case

There’s a big, ten-year anniversary party that will be held to celebrate the decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. The York Dispatch of York, Pennsylvania had this article about it last week: Panel celebrates 10-year anniversary of Dover intelligent design trial.

We’ve posted several times about the Discoveroids’ creationist revival meetings, so it’s good to post about a Kitzmas event, to celebrate the Kitzmiller decision on 20 December 2005 by Judge John E. Jones III. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Even 10 years later, nothing can compare to the now- famous intelligent design trial, Kitzmiller v. Dover, for those who were members of the victorious legal team.

“It was billed as ‘Scopes 2,’ and that really says a lot … Bruce Springsteen was talking about it at his concerts. I mean you don’t get any more high profile than that,” said ACLU-PA Legal Director Vic Walczak, who oversaw the 2005 challenge to the Dover Area School District’s policy requiring the teaching of intelligent design.

Attorney Eric Rothschild and his firm, Pepper and Hamilton LLC, partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union to serve the parents battling the notion of intelligent design as a viable topic for science class. “It is probably the most unique professional experience in my life,” he said. “It was just a very dramatic and celebrated trial with tons of attention regarding this important cause that I also felt very strongly about.”

We know about the trial. What about the anniversary party? We’re told:

Rothschild and Walczak will be joined by fellow trial participants plaintiff Christie Rehm, expert science witness and paleontologist Kevin Padian, attorney Richard Katskee from Americans United for Separation of Church and State and scientist Nick Matzke, who was the spokesman for the National Center for Science Education during the trial, for a panel discussion marking the trial’s 10-year anniversary.

The celebration of the victory will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in The Gallery at the Appalachian Brewing Co. at 50 N. Cameron St. in Harrisburg.

This is about the concert:

“It takes a certain base kind of impatient mind to explain away nature with ‘intelligent design,'” musician Baba Brinkman raps in his song “Natural Selection” from his show “The Rap Guide to Evolution.”

Given the context of Brinkman’s work, he seemed an obvious choice to provide entertainment for the 10-year reunion of sorts. The panel will be followed by the “Concert for Science and Reason” performed by the Canadian rap artist, writer and actor.

We posted about Brinkman six years ago– see Concert for Darwin in Dover. That celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species.

The news article ends with this:

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased on the ACLU’s website.

But wait — we have more information! Our very informed clandestine operative (whose initials are L.L.) informs us that Brinkman and the panel participants will be available for interviews. Here’s a link for more information about the event, including purchasing tickets: Intelligent Design Panel Discussion & Concert for Science and Reason.

So if you’ll be in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 07 November, now you know what do do. And although we can’t guarantee it, here’s an extra benefit — it’s likely that there won’t be any creationists at the event.

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2 responses to “Big Concert To Celebrate the Kitzmiller Case

  1. Oh boy! Creationists will be banging their Bibles for sure (in between bouts of chewing the carpet) over this abomination unto the Lord!

  2. Hi, Lauri!