Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A Victory For Science

In what can only be described as a victory for science and the age of reason, a judge in Pennsylvania has ruled against the teaching of intelligent design in Dover county, Pennsylvania. In fact, he went as far as to call the idea of doing so "breathtaking inanity." It should also be noted that the judge is a Republican and a churchgoer.

Judge John E. Jones III then went on to more fully explain the definition of science and why intelligent design does not qualify. For the last 400 years "science has been limited to the search for natural causes to explain natural phenomena," says Jones. "By contrast, intelligent design's views on how the world got to be the way it is offer no testable facts, choosing instead to rely on authoritative statements."

The matter was largely moot, however, since the pro-intelligent design members of the school board were defeated in the November elections. In fact, it was that defeat that prompted noted televangelist and all around wack job Pat Robertson the citizens of Dover that God would soon unleash his wrath upon their community (even though intelligent design supposedly has nothing to do with religion). It has now been 42 days since that election, and so far Dover has not been wiped off the face of the Earth by mudslides, wildfires, floods, locusts, frogs, or volcanic eruptions.

Of course, the judge will end up burning in eternal hell, but that's not my problem.

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