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November 11, 2005

Big-Time Overkill

Here is the text some parents and the ACLU had problems with in Dover, PA school district:

The Pennsylvania Academic Standards require students to learn about Darwin’s theory of evolution and eventually to take a standardized test of which evolution is a part.

Because Darwin’s theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is discovered. The theory is not a fact. Gaps in the theory exist for which there is no evidence. A theory is defined as a well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations.

Intelligent design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin’s view. The reference book, “Of Pandas and People,” is available for students who might be interested in gaining an understanding of what intelligent design actually involves.

With respect to any theory, students are encouraged to keep an open mind. The school leaves the discussion of the origins of life to individual students and their families. As a standards-driven district, class instruction focuses upon preparing students to achieve proficiency on standards-based assessments.

There wasn't an intelligent design curriculum. It was a four-paragraph statement. Yet the evolutionists went wild. The Scopes Trial II this wasn't. A town was torn apart and time and effort were wasted.

"‘Intelligent Design’ Faces First Big Court Test"

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