December 20, 2005

Court: PA Schools Cannot Mention ID

A Pennsylvania school district cannot mention the concept of intelligent design in its biology classes, a federal judge has ruled. "We have concluded that it is not [science], and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents," said U.S. District Judge John Jones. Intelligent design supporters argue the theory of evolution cannot fully explain complex life forms.
Instead of taking their time to figure out, research, and build up ID --- certain [Christian] groups rushed it onto the scene, and the end result? It has been banned from even being mentioned.
"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.


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