Dover Intelligent Design Decision Criticized as a Futile Attempt to Censor Science Education
“The Dover decision is an attempt by an activist federal judge to stop the spread of a scientific idea and even to prevent criticism of Darwinian evolution through government-imposed censorship rather than open debate, and it won’t work,” said Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, the nation’s leading think tank researching the scientific theory known as intelligent design. “He has conflated Discovery Institute’s position with that of the Dover school board, and he totally misrepresents intelligent design and the motivations of the scientists who research it.”
Mike Gene has a noteworthy piece about the Mirecki scandal–and, in particular, about how various groups have reacted to it.
The reporter does deserve credit for interviewing Iowa State’s Tom Ingebritsen, associate professor of genetics, who says that, while ID shouldn’t be taught as fact, it isn’t “unreasonable to discuss the subject in a science class” (reporter’s language).
*Did the ACLU Lie to the Federal Courts in the Cobb County Evolution Sticker Case?*
“The court gives two bases for its findings and they’re absolutely wrong,” [Judge] Carnes told Atlanta lawyer Jeffrey Bramlett, who argued on behalf of five parents who sued the school board to get the stickers removed. … At the end of the arguments, Carnes took the highly unusual step of calling Bramlett back up to the podium and suggested he may have mislead the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in his legal brief filed with the court. Read rest at Evolution News & Views, www.evolutionnews.org.
For Darwinists There is No Presenting Both Sides in Intelligent Design Debate
It’s okay for Hector Avalos to teach a class that specifically denounces intelligent design, but it isn’t okay for Tom Ingebritsent to teach a class that presents intelligent design and evolution impartially. This is supposed to be free and open debate? Read the rest at Evolution News & Views, www.evolutionnews.org.