Wednesday, December 21, 2005

'Intelligent design' teaching ban

From the beeb:
"A court in the US has ruled against the teaching of "intelligent design" alongside Darwin's theory of evolution.

A group of parents in the Pennsylvania town of Dover had taken the school board to court for demanding biology classes not teach evolution as fact.

The authorities wanted to introduce the idea that Earth's life was too complicated to have evolved on its own.

Judge John Jones ruled the school board had violated the constitutional ban on teaching religion in public schools.

The 11 parents who brought the case argued that teaching intelligent design (ID) was effectively teaching creationism, which is banned."
It is, so good for them. The odious Pat Robertson, chief village idiot of the tele-evangelist right in the US, reckoned their calls to the Almighty would go unanswered in the event of some catastrophe because of this.

I'm agnostic myself, but if god exists, he's much more tolerant than I am; if I were him, I'd have reduced Pat Robertson to a greasy stain with a thunderbolt years ago, vicious moron that he is.

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