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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Repeat after me: It's Not Science

Way to go, Dover!

In his 139-page ruling, Jones wrote that intelligent design was essentially biblical creationism. He also harshly denounced the Dover Area School Board for its decision to promote intelligent design and said board members repeatedly lied in court about their motives

Apparently the Discovery Institute, a conservative Christian group that supports ID, was very unhappy with the ruling.

The Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which describes itself as the nation's leading think tank on intelligent design, accused Jones of being "an activist judge" and said he "totally misrepresents intelligent design and the motivations of the scientists who research it."

Hmmm. MSNBC had some interesting information about that judge:

A six-week trial over the issue yielded “overwhelming evidence” establishing that intelligent design “is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory,” said Jones, a Republican and a churchgoer appointed to the federal bench three years ago.

They must not go to the same church.

Now - if only Kansas could find a way out of their confusion...