Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Some good news from the US as we approach Santa's birthday...

Judge rules against 'intelligent design' in science class.

"We have concluded that it is not [science], and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents," [U.S. District Judge John] Jones writes in his 139-page opinion posted on the court's Web site. "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.

And that's the key point, just because all the key points of evolution haven't been sorted out yet (and the Creationists would dearly like to shut all research down if they could) doesn't mean that it's worthless and it certainly stands up better than ID, which should be taught in religious studies classes if it must be taught at all.


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