Stick a fork in Intelligent Design

By | December 21, 2005

Well, maybe that’s jumping the gun a bit. But a precedent has been set for Intelligent Design to be kept out of science courses in public schools.

“Intelligent design” cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial.

Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum must include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said.

As I’ve said before, there is no doubt that ID is religion or philosophy, not science. The Pennsylvania court is the first to declare this officially, but they won’t be the last. Expect this decision to quickly ripple across the nation.