Darwinists still crowing about Pyrrhic Dover victory
The Dover decision was the result of factors that are not likely to be repeated: (1) the school board's selection of an obsolete ID book in which the terms "intelligent design" and "intelligent design proponent" were substituted for "creationism" and "creationist" respectively, and (2) a biased activist judge who copied the opinion's ID-as-science section nearly verbatim from the ACLU's opening post-trial brief and who showed extreme prejudice against ID and the Dover defendants -- regardless of whether or not ID is a religious concept -- by saying in a Dickinson College commencement speech that his Dover decision was based on his cockamamie notion that the Founders based the establishment clause upon a belief that organized religions are not "true" religions -- he said,
. . . this much is very clear. The Founders believed that true religion was not something handed down by a church or contained in a Bible, but was to be found through free, rational inquiry. At bottom then, this core set of beliefs led the Founders, who constantly engaged and questioned things, to secure their idea of religious freedom by barring any alliance between church and state.
That Dickinson College speech alone was enough to completely discredit the Dover decision.
This blog has scores of articles about the Kitzmiller case and related subjects -- see the post-label list in the sidebar of the home page. Each post label represents up to 20 articles. The reason for the multiple listings of post labels for some subjects is that the Blogger.com template mode software that I am using is limited to 20 articles per post label. At first I didn't like this limit but I now like it because it keeps the post label groups at a manageable size.
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