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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Random variation vs. Intelligent Design

The Dover School District case will be heard in court starting on Monday.

On one side are those who adamantly oppose anything in the curriculum of a public school which could be taken as a hint of the existence of a Creator, while on the other side are some who assert that any prohibition of the teaching of "intelligent design" would amount to unlawful censorship.

Then there are a few who simply want our children to retain the ability to wonder when confronted with new ideas.

Here's hoping the judges don't screw things up again.


Blogger cc said...

Any thoughts on what type of judges are hearing this suit?

Thanks for posting on this. I will look forward to your comments when the decision comes down.

September 24, 2005 2:31 PM  
Blogger Micajah said...

U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones will preside over the non-jury trial, which begins Monday in federal court in Harrisburg.

Judge John E. Jones III commenced his service as a United States District Judge on August 2, 2002. He is the 21st judge to sit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Judge Jones was appointed to his current position by President George W. Bush in February, 2002, and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on July 30, 2002.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals judges are split pretty evenly between the two major parties, with some appointed by Presidents Carter and Clinton and others appointed by Presidents Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush.

September 24, 2005 4:05 PM  

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