November 09, 2005

Creationists lose one in Pennsylvania.

For the last six weeks, the town of Dover, Pennsylvania has been in the news because of a lawsuit challenging its school board's decision to include 'intelligent design' [ID] in the science curriculum. A federal court is currently deciding whether, as the parents of six Dover students claim, ID brings religion [in the form of creationism] into the classroom, violating the US Constitution.

Regardless of what the court decides, Dover voters have made it clear what they think about the school board's decision to put creationism into local schools: They kicked out all but one of the current school board members — including all of the pro-ID members — replacing them with a new board majority opposed to ID. And, unlike the old board, the new board actually includes some teachers.

Via Reuters.

Posted by Magpie at November 9, 2005 01:27 PM | Elections | Technorati links |


Posted by: Bob Dobbs at November 9, 2005 03:08 PM

It was beginning to feel like the U.S. was becoming like the town of Bomont from the movie "Footloose" except there was no Kevin Bacon to save us. Perhaps there is still hope for Kansas.

Posted by: Slippery Pete at November 9, 2005 04:18 PM