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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Panda's Thumb

In case you missed the news, the Dover, PA "intelligent design" decision was handed down yesterday. The judge ripped the flat-earthers in two. A few favorite moments from the decision:

"We first note that since ID is not science, the conclusion is inescapable that the only real effect of the ID policy is the advancement of religion."

"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy."

"The breathtaking inanity of the Board’s decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources."

Right, so they are unscientific, they lie, they are inane, and they have wasted a lot of people's time and money on a shell game. Perhaps they will crawl back under their rock and await evolution or (god help them) divine intervention.

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