Yes, dear reader — Kitzmas is coming! This Wednesday, 20 December, will be the twelfth anniversary of the decision on 20 December 2005 by Judge John E. Jones III in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. It’s a triumph of law and science over theocracy and ignorance.
If you’ve never seen our series of old posts about that landmark case, they’re Kitzmiller v. Dover: Is ID Science?, and Who is the Intelligent Designer?, and What’s the Wedge Document?, and The Role of The Discovery Institute, and Michael Behe’s Testimony, and lastly John Haught: Witness in the Dover Case.
Since the Kitzmiller decision, no school board has dared to take the issue of teaching creationism or intelligent design to court. School board lawyers tell their clients that if they do something that’s obviously crazy when they’ve been advised against it, their insurance won’t pay their losses when they lose.
Look at this history of Google searches on “intelligent design”: Google trends. It’s gone downhill — drastically so — since Judge Jones’ historic decision. Most of the searches that do show up are probably ours.
We look forward to the Discoveroids’ traditional rant about the Kitzmiller case. That task always fell to Casey, but since his departure, it has now fallen to Klinghoffer to carry on that sad tradition. We await the entertainment.
To begin your merriment this Kitzmas season, we are declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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