Appellate Court Decision
John E. PELOZA v. CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Concurring with the District Court, which said:
Since the evolutionist theory is not a religion, to require an instructor to teach this theory is not a violation of the Establishment Clause.... Evolution is a scientific theory based on the gathering and studying of data, and modification of new data. It is an established scientific theory which is used as the basis for many areas of science.
In KITZMILLER v. DOVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
A scathing rebuke of the Dover, Pa. School Board came from federal judge James Jones III in Dec. 2005. The school board put in place a policy that promoted the concept of intelligent design and denigrated evolution, even over the objection of the science teachers. The judge, who is a conservative appointee of George W. Bush, wrote:
The breathtaking inanity of the Board’s decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources.
Judge Jones' full 139-page decision is included HERE (pdf file), because within it are included some of the most lucid and profoundly truthful findings on the theory of evolution and the false science of creationism ever written.
No fewer than 7 other court cases, including the Supreme Court of the United States, concurs that evolution is science and creationism is religion. As such, science can and should be taught in public schools; creationism should not.
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