As everyone knows, this coming 20 December will be the fifteenth anniversary of the decision on 20 December 2005 by Judge John E. Jones III in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. The trial was only a few years old when we started this blog, and we posted about it extensively — see, for example:
Today, our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) have posted an excellent article about the Kitzmiller case. It was written by Glenn Branch, their Deputy Director. The title is The legal basis of Kitzmiller v. Dover.
Glenn’s article is good from start to finish, so it’s difficult to pick out part of it to post here. What we’ll do is give you the first paragraph to spark your interest, and then you can click over there to read it all. Here ya go:
After the Dover Area School Board adopted a policy in 2004 requiring that “Students will be made aware of gaps/problems in Darwin’s theory and of other theories of evolution including, but not limited to, intelligent design,” and subsequently attempted to require its ninth-grade biology teachers to read a statement commending “intelligent design” and the “intelligent design” textbook Of Pandas and People to their students, eleven local parents filed suit in federal court, in what would become known as Kitzmiller v. Dover.
Okay, now get over there and read NCSE’s article. After that, we’d like to hear your best guess as to why the Discoveroids are still business.
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