Thursday, September 29, 2005

Kitzmiller versus Dover

If you are interested in creationism/ID/evolution, you may well be aware of the court case that is happening in Pennsylvania at the moment. A school board is seeking to have a statement read out to high school biology students asserting that evolution is only a theory, and that there are alternatives. This is not a position supported by the ID community, but the challenge comes from plaintiffs supported by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), who are arguing that it violates the separation of the state and religion.

On her blogsite, Denyse O'Leary suggests that the mainstream media will not have enough background knowledge to provide informed commentary to the case - although I noticed a helpful introductory article in the Guardian earlier in the week (warning! the Guardian website made my Netscape browser fall over lots of times - even in IE Display mode). She recommends instead NCSE for commentary from a darwinian perspective, and the Evolution News blog for a pro-ID perspective.