'Intelligent Design' Court Battle Begins

The opening day of a landmark trial over whether a school district should require students to hear about "intelligent design" felt a lot like a science lecture.

Brown University biologist Kenneth Miller, the first witness called Monday by lawyers suing the Dover Area School District for exposing its students to the controversial theory, sprinkled his testimony with references to DNA, red blood cells and viruses, and he occasionally referred to complex charts on a projection screen.

Miller, who was the only witness Monday, sharply criticized intelligent design and questioned the work that went into it by one of its leading proponents, Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe, who will be a key witness for the district.

The statement read to Dover students states in part, "Because Darwin's theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is discovered." Miller said the words are "tremendously damaging," falsely undermining the scientific status of evolution.

"What that tells students is that science can't be relied upon and certainly is not the kind of profession you want to go into," he said.


Related Entries
  • I'm Voting Tea Party

    Nuts to those Canadian socialists! I'm Voting Tea Party brand t-shirts by Jeremy Kalgreen...

  • Arizona's new law is racist. Here's why...

    Well, no big surprise here. YouTube - Rachel Maddow- Racist roots of Arizona law...

  • The non-suicides at Camp Delta

    Oh, you think? Horrific account of how inmates were tortured, killed, and their deaths faked to look like suicides -- suicides so fake that it's...

  • Another GOP Sex Scandal

    ... and it's very very juicy. California GOP Assemblyman Mike Duvall, vice chair of the Committee on Utilities & Commerce, has resigned from public office....

  • Obama's PDA

    President Barack Obama's got a new Blackberry smartphone. Product Details - Sectéra Edgeâ.¢ SME PED - Overview...


Mailing List Signup

What? There's a mailing list? Sign up for the Mailing List

About Me

I suppose if you've been reading my site for any length of time, you're probably curious to know who I am, and why I think people will read my blog. Online, I'm known as Zuckervati, mostly because it's easy...
» More ...

Follow Me on Twitter


Recent Entries

Tag Cloud

politik / film / video / skeptic / cewl / techno / humour / haxors / nosh / can-con / gaming / religion / weird / sex / funny / eco / music / stupid / photos / cocktails / George Bush / blogosphere / flickr / travel / evolution / politics / creationism / creationist / mobile / awful / photography / Star Wars / awesome / geek / bartending / coffee / drinking / mixology / alcohol / liquor / bartender / cocktail recipe / cats / food / Savoy Cocktail Book / science / Lovecraft / parody / books / Cthulhu / articles / TV / pets / John McCain / promos / Movable Type / cartoons / sci-fi / Canada / Radio Zuckervati / cool / Roger Ebert / system / atheism / comics / reviews / technology / zombies / anime / anonymous / MMO / Star Trek / television / writing / Alinea / animation / Batman / Futurama / Halloween / horror

Twitter Stream

D H McKee's bookshelf: to-read

Sunset and Sawdust
tagged: to-read
The Thicket
tagged: to-read
Hyenas
tagged: to-read

goodreads.com


Close