Thursday, December 22, 2005

"breathtaking inanity"

A friend at work, one who helps me keep our cataloging intranet site useful and responsive to people's needs, talks to me about academic stuff from time to time. He recommended a good book on St. Augustine not too long ago. We've chatted about Hannah Arendt.

Yesterday, he told me it's really worth while reading the full ruling issued by Judge John E. Jones in the Intelligent Design case. I'm passing the recommendation on to you, though I haven't had time to read it myself yet. Here's a link to the ruling. It's a pdf document 139 pages long.

And here's a set of links, including the ruling, from my favorite law library site:
From BeSpacific:

Federal Judge Issues Decision Against Teaching "Intelligent Design"

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III (M.D. PA), Kitzmiller v. Dover (139 pages, PDF)

  • Kitzmiller, et al v. Dover School District, et al - docket and link to decision

  • AP article, 'Religious alternative' to evolution barred from public-school science classes

  • Federal Judge Rules Intelligent Design Unconstitutional

  • Dover, Pa., resident Tammy Kitzmiller gives a statement during a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. on Dec. 14, 2004. Two civil liberties groups filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 11 parents, including Kitzmiller, against a school district that is requiring students to learn about alternatives to the theory of evolution.
    (AP Photo)

    On May 5, 1925, biology teacher John Scopes was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in violation of Tennessee state law.
    (AP Photo)

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