Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in science class

Reason triumphs...

In an opinion issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Jones ruled that teaching "intelligent design" would violate the Constitutional separation of church and state.

"We have concluded that it is not [science], and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents," Jones writes in his 139-page opinion posted on the court's Web site. (Opinion, pdf)

"To be sure, Darwin's theory of evolution is imperfect. However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions," Jones writes.

That's about all you need to know from this opinion -- it says it all...

So lets keep this stuff where it belongs: in Sunday school...

3 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

It is nice to know there are functioning brains left in America.

Reign of Reason said...

Unfortunately, they represent more than 50% of the electorate.

bombsoverbaghdad said...

And from a Bush-appointee? Wow.