TITLE

"Intelligent Design" on the Ropes

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Reports of the National Center for Science Education;Jan-Apr2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the position of U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, concerning teaching intelligent design in Dover, Pennsylvania. The judge has delivered a significant setback to efforts across the nation to pass off the new form of creationism as worthy of discussion in science class. He is also convinced that the Dover school board had not served its constituent schoolchildren well in adopting the policy, calling attention to the hidden religious agendas of some members. The author also discusses the reaction of Dover voters on the decision.
ACCESSION #
22644579

 

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