Wednesday, December 21, 2005

ID Smackdown, Day 2

A day after a federal judge laid down a six-pack of whup ass on the "Intelligent Design" movement, the various parties are pondering their next move. As this New York Times article shows, the ID folks are undaunted:

Richard Thompson, the lead defense lawyer for the school board, derided the judge for issuing a sweeping judgment in a case that Mr. Thompson said merely involved a 'one-minute statement' being read to students. He acknowledged that his side, too, had asked the judge to rule on the scientific merits of intelligent design, but only because it had to respond to the plaintiffs' arguments.

'A thousand opinions by a court that a particular scientific theory is invalid will not make that scientific theory invalid,' said Mr. Thompson, the president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, a public interest firm in Ann Arbor, Mich., that says it promotes Christian values. 'It is going to be up to the scientists who are going to continue to do research in their labs that will ultimately determine that.'

Talk about burying your head in the sand. But meanwhile, as this Salon article demonstrates, teachers all over the country are being forced to deal with ID, in one way or another.

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