When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

09 November 2005

Intelligent voters reject "Intelligent Design"

Perhaps concerned about their town being viewed as a collection of scientifically illiterate, ignorant hicks, the voters of Dover, Pennsylvania dumped all the members of the Dover School Board who had gone on record as supporting "Intelligent Design" in the biology curriculum.
The election unfolded amid a landmark federal trial involving the Dover public schools and the question of whether intelligent design promotes the Bible's view of creation. Eight Dover families sued, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

Dover's school board adopted a policy in October 2004 that requires ninth-graders to hear a prepared statement about intelligent design before learning about evolution in biology class.

Eight of the nine school board members were up for election Tuesday.

And all eight incumbent members lost, replaced by candidates united in their opposition to so-called "Intelligent Design."

CNN.com - 'Intelligent design' school board booted - Nov 9, 2005

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