|The internet positively exploded yesterday with retreads of the AP story surrounding the apparently-growing textbook controversy in Texas, as creationism once again threatens to rear its inappropriate head in public school science classrooms. The list of news URLs went on for several pages Monday night. |
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|In a word, yes (tap to expand). Screengrabbed from this source.|
|According to the NOVA episode "Judgment Day", Judge Jones (rear right) had been recommended for his position on the bench by Senator Santorum (left) and appointed by George W. Bush. |
Screengrabbed from "Judgment Day".
|One of my favorite "unwinnable war" memes, courtesy of Cheezburger.|
|A rose by any other name.|
Excerpted from the Kitzmiller decision, page 8.
|The remarkable elegance of Kitzmiller is found in the way in which the plaintiffs were able to show, using actual physical evidence, that "intelligent design" is quite literally creationism re-labeled. It was so striking that, at times, I wondered if an intelligent designer actually had a hand not in the arising of life, but in the trial. |
It is resoundingly and emphatically unconstitutional to teach creationism within the context of science in an American public school system. That much was affirmed long before Kitzmiller.
Screengrabs from "Judgment Day", from frames around the 1:27 mark.