Score one for real science education in this country.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled today that a public school district in the south-central part of the state cannot require the inclusion of “intelligent design” in biology classes as an alternative to evolution.

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, issuing his decision in a case that was heard in the fall, ruled that the school board in Dover, Pa., violated the Constitution when it ordered high school biology teachers to read to students a short statement that cast doubt on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and offered intelligent design as an alternative theory on the origin and development of life. Jones ruled that the requirement unlawfully promoted a religious purpose in a public school.

Unfortunately, this will not be the final word on the subject. The people trying to force this pseudo-science into the classroom will undoubtedly continue their efforts. Stupidity tends to be quite resilient.

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