Wednesday, December 21, 2005

"Intelligent Design" deemed anything but

So, yes, the former members of the Dover Area School Board and their backers, which included Seattle-based think tank Discovery Institute and Citizens for an Inbred Pennsylvania, were bitch-slapped yesterday by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones, a Republican appointed by none other than our Intelligent Design-loving President, George Bush. News sources are reporting that Jones decried the "breathtaking inanity" of the Dover policy and accused several board members of lying to conceal their true motive, which he said was to promote religion.

Judge Jones wrote in his ruling that, "The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources."

Reaction from the policy's supporters was as expected. Former school board member William Buckingham, who advanced the policy, said from his new home in Mount Airy, N.C., that he still feels the board did the right thing. "I'm still waiting for a judge or anyone to show me anywhere in the Constitution where there's a separation of church and state," he said. "We didn't lose; we were robbed."

John West, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, having apparently forgotten who appointed Judge Jones, chimed in with, "Judge Jones got on his soapbox to offer his own views of science, religion and evolution. He makes it clear that he wants his place in history as the judge who issued a definitive decision about intelligent design. This is an activist judge who has delusions of grandeur."

Meanwhile, those of us living in the 21st Century can nod our heads with some satisfaction, if ever wary of the next threat to liberty and rationality from neo-conservative quarters.

Thank you, Judge Jones


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