Intelligent design case begins
For the AP preview of the case, click here. Here's the LA Times' take on it. For an update of today's events click here.
And for an editorial claiming that creationism, or intelligent design as its advocates call it, should be taught in science class, click here. For the record, creationism should be taught. It should be taught in religion class, not in science class. Newsflash: IT'S NOT SCIENCE!!
Want proof? Read this from the LA Times' article:
DOVER, Pa. — In the beginning, members of the Dover Area School District board wrangled over what should be required in their high school biology curriculum.
Some were adamant that science teachers should stick with the widely taught theory of evolution and random selection. Others said the teaching of "intelligent design" should also be required, arguing that certain elements of life, like cell structure, are best explained by an intelligent cause.
The debate had strong religious overtones.
"Nearly 2,000 years ago, someone died on a cross for us," said board member William Buckingham, who urged his colleagues to include intelligent design in ninth-grade science classes. "Shouldn't we have the courage to stand up for him?"
Yes, you should. In church-- NOT in public schools.