In October 2004, the Dover Area School District of York County, Pennsylvania, changed its biology teaching curriculum to require that intelligent design be presented as an alternative to evolution theory, and that Of Pandas and People, a textbook advocating intelligent design, was to be used as a reference book. The plaintiffs successfully argued that intelligent design is a form of creationism, and that the school board policy violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (Source: Wikipedia)
The truth about the Dover Intelligent Design Trial
If you want the truth about the Dover intelligent design trial, don’t count on getting it from PBS’s program Judgment Day Intelligent Design on Trial. Their Nova show will likely spend a lot of time trying to build a case for Judge Jones’s unfounded assertion that intelligent design is a mere relabeling of creationism. Here is one truth about the Dover trial you won’t get from PBS.
In his ruling Judge Jones falsely stated that intelligent design has not generated peer-reviewed publication. This is simply not true. Discovery Institute submitted an amicus brief to Judge Jones that documented a number of peer-reviewed publications which he accepted into evidence. Here’s a notebook full of such articles. This is a black-and-white issue and yet Judge Jones missed it.
Jones’ ruling is poorly argued and its discussion of intelligent design as science is largely inaccurate probably because more than 90% of the part of Jones’s ruling on intelligent design was copied virtually verbatim from a document submitted to him by attorneys working with the ACLU copied right down to the grammatical errors and clerical mistake. For more truths about the Dover intelligent design trial, visit intelligent design.org