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      from the Wall Street Journal

      September 22, 2005


      POLITICS AND POLICY



      DOW JONES REPRINTS


      Scopes, 2005:
      'Design' Theory
      Faces Legal Test

      By SUZANNE SATALINE
      Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
      September 22, 2005; Page B1

      Debates about the boundaries of science and religion that marked the
      famous
      Scopes trial in 1925 are likely to unfold next week at a Harrisburg,
      Pa.,
      federal courthouse in the first legal test of an anti-evolution doctrine
      known
      as "intelligent design."

      Aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, 11 parents of Dover, Pa.,
      schoolchildren have filed a federal lawsuit against that town's school
      board,
      accusing it of violating the principle of separation of church and
      state. The
      school board requires that at the beginning of the 9th grade unit on
      evolution,
      teachers are supposed to read a statement to a biology class: "Because
      Darwin's
      theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is
      discovered.
      The theory is not a fact...Intelligent Design is an explanation of the
      origin
      of life that differs from Darwin's view."

      Science teachers balked and many Dover parents were angered as well. The
      plaintiffs are asking the court to void the intelligent-design policy in
      the
      class.

      The intelligent-design doctrine asserts that some natural processes are
      so
      complex and ingenious that they must have been created by an intelligent
      or
      supernatural cause -- perhaps God -- rather than the randomness of
      natural
      selection.

      Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District is expected to draw
      national
      media attention as well as expert witnesses from Brown University and
      other
      prominent institutions. The trial, slated to last five weeks, will be
      monitored
      by scientists, educators and politicians around the country. The trial
      will not
      be televised.

      The outcome is likely to influence state school boards in Kansas and
      Ohio,
      which have moved toward allowing teachers to critique Darwin's theory,
      as well
      as policies in many individual school districts. "The results of the
      Dover
      trial will be extremely significant for American public school
      education," said
      Eugenie Scott, executive director of the nonprofit National Center for
      Science
      Education, based in California, an organization that advocates teaching
      evolution and advised the plaintiff's team on science matters.

      "If the judge rules in favor of the plaintiffs, then this will truly
      throw sand
      in the gears of efforts to get intelligent design taught at the high
      school
      level," said Ms. Scott. "If the judge rules...for the district, I think
      this
      will give a green light to school districts that would like to introduce
      some
      form of creationism in the classroom."

      The Seattle-based Discovery Institute, the leading backers of
      intelligent
      design, say they are delving into scientific mysteries to explain such
      biological developments as the workings of cells. "We don't say God
      designed,"
      said John West, associate director for the institute's Center for
      Science and
      Culture. "It's not about trying to reconcile science with some religious
      text.
      It's about this longstanding question in biology about the appearance of
      design."

      The trial also has potential ramifications for public higher education,
      where
      the evolution-creation dispute is heating up. The University of
      California at
      Berkeley faces a lawsuit from students at Christian private schools who
      say
      they can't go to the prestigious campus because the science courses they
      took
      -- based on anti-evolution textbooks -- don't fulfill its admission
      requirements. At Ohio State University, a review of a doctoral
      dissertation in
      science education by an intelligent-design proponent was put on hold
      this
      spring after faculty protests. And at Iowa State University, where a
      faculty
      member who teaches astronomy wrote a book contending that the Earth must
      have
      been created by design, more than 120 faculty signed a petition this
      year
      saying that intelligent design is not science.

      Critics of intelligent design, who include most mainstream biologists,
      say it
      is religion masquerading as science -- essentially, the latest evolution
      of
      creationism. But Christian educators and intelligent-design backers were
      heartened last month when President Bush said that both sides of the
      origins
      debate should be taught. "It is a legitimate controversy among
      scientists and
      credible scientists believe that intelligent design is a better
      explanation for
      complex biological systems than we have seen," said Richard Thompson,
      defense
      attorney for the Dover school board and chief counsel with the
      not-for-profit
      Christian law group, the Thomas More Law Center.

      The Dover Area School District was the first in the nation to include a
      mention
      of intelligent design in the science curriculum. For now, the theory
      isn't
      actually taught.

      "The intent [by Dover officials] is to systematically destroy the theory
      of
      evolution because the theory tells the students we came from monkeys,"
      said
      plaintiff Bryan Rehm, who has a daughter in ninth grade at Dover High.
      "According to them we didn't come from monkeys. God made us as the way
      we are
      today...That's fine, but that's not science. That's the book of Genesis.
      And
      the last time I checked, the Bible is still a religious text."

      The jury at the carnival-esque Scopes trial in 1925 supported a
      Tennessee law
      making it unlawful "to teach any theory that denies the story of divine
      creation as taught by the Bible." But the legal tide since has not been
      kind to
      evolution opponents. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the last of the
      Scopes-type anti-evolution laws in Epperson v. Arkansas in 1968, and
      lower
      courts followed suit in scuttling so-called "equal time" laws that
      required
      schools to teach creation science. In January, a federal court ordered
      Cobb
      County, Ga., to remove evolution warning labels on biology texts, saying
      they
      had "an impermissible effect" of promoting religion. That decision is on
      appeal.

      Nevertheless, the anti-evolution forces have pressed on. The Kansas
      Board of
      Education voted in August to include greater criticism of evolution in
      its
      school-science standards -- which lists all aspects of the subject
      teachers
      should present. An outside academic agency is reviewing the proposed
      curriculum
      and it comes up for a vote in October. In 2002, Ohio adopted science
      standards
      requiring students to examine criticisms of biological evolution.

      Opponents of intelligent design are monitoring several school districts
      in New
      Mexico, including Rio Rancho, where the school board agreed recently to
      allow
      evolution alternatives to be broached in class. Efforts to change
      science
      standards have also sprung up in school districts in Maryland,
      Minnesota,
      Wisconsin and Michigan.

      Mr. Rehm, the Dover parent, and a former Dover physics teacher, said
      either
      way, no one in his community wins.

      "If the school board gets it in its favor, we've got one more place in
      the
      country where kids aren't getting an acceptable science education," Mr.
      Rehm
      said. "And if we win, the school board gets stuck footing the bill" for
      legal
      expenses.

      Write to Suzanne Sataline at suzanne.sataline@...1

      URL for this article:
      http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112735391238948229,00.html


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    • Lightld@aol.com
      Hi Ann, I have a new email address: ldlight10@yahoo.com. Cheers! Linda Light ... From: Popplestone, Ann To:
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        Hi Ann,
        I have a new email address: ldlight10@.... Cheers!
        Linda Light

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        Subject: 'Design' Theory Faces Legal Test, Wall Street Journal

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        from the Wall Street Journal

        September 22, 2005


        POLITICS AND POLICY



        DOW JONES REPRINTS


        Scopes, 2005:
        'Design' Theory
        Faces Legal Test

        By SUZANNE SATALINE
        Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
        September 22, 2005; Page B1

        Debates about the boundaries of science and religion that marked the
        famous
        Scopes trial in 1925 are likely to unfold next week at a Harrisburg,
        Pa.,
        federal courthouse in the first legal test of an anti-evolution doctrine
        known
        as "intelligent design."

        Aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, 11 parents of Dover, Pa.,
        schoolchildren have filed a federal lawsuit against that town's school
        board,
        accusing it of violating the principle of separation of church and
        state. The
        school board requires that at the beginning of the 9th grade unit on
        evolution,
        teachers are supposed to read a statement to a biology class: "Because
        Darwin's
        theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is
        discovered.
        The theory is not a fact...Intelligent Design is an explanation of the
        origin
        of life that differs from Darwin's view."

        Science teachers balked and many Dover parents were angered as well. The
        plaintiffs are asking the court to void the intelligent-design policy in
        the
        class.

        The intelligent-design doctrine asserts that some natural processes are
        so
        complex and ingenious that they must have been created by an intelligent
        or
        supernatural cause -- perhaps God -- rather than the randomness of
        natural
        selection.

        Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District is expected to draw
        national
        media attention as well as expert witnesses from Brown University and
        other
        prominent institutions. The trial, slated to last five weeks, will be
        monitored
        by scientists, educators and politicians around the country. The trial
        will not
        be televised.

        The outcome is likely to influence state school boards in Kansas and
        Ohio,
        which have moved toward allowing teachers to critique Darwin's theory,
        as well
        as policies in many individual school districts. "The results of the
        Dover
        trial will be extremely significant for American public school
        education," said
        Eugenie Scott, executive director of the nonprofit National Center for
        Science
        Education, based in California, an organization that advocates teaching
        evolution and advised the plaintiff's team on science matters.

        "If the judge rules in favor of the plaintiffs, then this will truly
        throw sand
        in the gears of efforts to get intelligent design taught at the high
        school
        level," said Ms. Scott. "If the judge rules...for the district, I think
        this
        will give a green light to school districts that would like to introduce
        some
        form of creationism in the classroom."

        The Seattle-based Discovery Institute, the leading backers of
        intelligent
        design, say they are delving into scientific mysteries to explain such
        biological developments as the workings of cells. "We don't say God
        designed,"
        said John West, associate director for the institute's Center for
        Science and
        Culture. "It's not about trying to reconcile science with some religious
        text.
        It's about this longstanding question in biology about the appearance of
        design."

        The trial also has potential ramifications for public higher education,
        where
        the evolution-creation dispute is heating up. The University of
        California at
        Berkeley faces a lawsuit from students at Christian private schools who
        say
        they can't go to the prestigious campus because the science courses they
        took
        -- based on anti-evolution textbooks -- don't fulfill its admission
        requirements. At Ohio State University, a review of a doctoral
        dissertation in
        science education by an intelligent-design proponent was put on hold
        this
        spring after faculty protests. And at Iowa State University, where a
        faculty
        member who teaches astronomy wrote a book contending that the Earth must
        have
        been created by design, more than 120 faculty signed a petition this
        year
        saying that intelligent design is not science.

        Critics of intelligent design, who include most mainstream biologists,
        say it
        is religion masquerading as science -- essentially, the latest evolution
        of
        creationism. But Christian educators and intelligent-design backers were
        heartened last month when President Bush said that both sides of the
        origins
        debate should be taught. "It is a legitimate controversy among
        scientists and
        credible scientists believe that intelligent design is a better
        explanation for
        complex biological systems than we have seen," said Richard Thompson,
        defense
        attorney for the Dover school board and chief counsel with the
        not-for-profit
        Christian law group, the Thomas More Law Center.

        The Dover Area School District was the first in the nation to include a
        mention
        of intelligent design in the science curriculum. For now, the theory
        isn't
        actually taught.

        "The intent [by Dover officials] is to systematically destroy the theory
        of
        evolution because the theory tells the students we came from monkeys,"
        said
        plaintiff Bryan Rehm, who has a daughter in ninth grade at Dover High.
        "According to them we didn't come from monkeys. God made us as the way
        we are
        today...That's fine, but that's not science. That's the book of Genesis.
        And
        the last time I checked, the Bible is still a religious text."

        The jury at the carnival-esque Scopes trial in 1925 supported a
        Tennessee law
        making it unlawful "to teach any theory that denies the story of divine
        creation as taught by the Bible." But the legal tide since has not been
        kind to
        evolution opponents. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the last of the
        Scopes-type anti-evolution laws in Epperson v. Arkansas in 1968, and
        lower
        courts followed suit in scuttling so-called "equal time" laws that
        required
        schools to teach creation science. In January, a federal court ordered
        Cobb
        County, Ga., to remove evolution warning labels on biology texts, saying
        they
        had "an impermissible effect" of promoting religion. That decision is on
        appeal.

        Nevertheless, the anti-evolution forces have pressed on. The Kansas
        Board of
        Education voted in August to include greater criticism of evolution in
        its
        school-science standards -- which lists all aspects of the subject
        teachers
        should present. An outside academic agency is reviewing the proposed
        curriculum
        and it comes up for a vote in October. In 2002, Ohio adopted science
        standards
        requiring students to examine criticisms of biological evolution.

        Opponents of intelligent design are monitoring several school districts
        in New
        Mexico, including Rio Rancho, where the school board agreed recently to
        allow
        evolution alternatives to be broached in class. Efforts to change
        science
        standards have also sprung up in school districts in Maryland,
        Minnesota,
        Wisconsin and Michigan.

        Mr. Rehm, the Dover parent, and a former Dover physics teacher, said
        either
        way, no one in his community wins.

        "If the school board gets it in its favor, we've got one more place in
        the
        country where kids aren't getting an acceptable science education," Mr.
        Rehm
        said. "And if we win, the school board gets stuck footing the bill" for
        legal
        expenses.

        Write to Suzanne Sataline at suzanne.sataline@...1

        URL for this article:
        http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112735391238948229,00.html


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        064 Irvine Hall
        Department of Biological Sciences
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        Ohio University Office: (740) 593-9484
        Athens, Ohio 45701-2979 Fax: (740) 593-0300
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      • Dianne C
        I think it was George Wil who recently wrote that one of the best arguments against Intelligent Design was the film March of the Penguins. If someone
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          I think it was George Wil who recently wrote that one of the best arguments
          against Intelligent Design was the film "March of the Penguins." If someone
          designed those birds, they weren't very intelligent!

          Cheers!
          Dianne


          >From: "Popplestone, Ann" <ann.popplestone@...>
          >Reply-To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
          >To: <SACC-L@yahoogroups.com>
          >Subject: [SACC-L] FW: 'Design' Theory Faces Legal Test, Wall Street Journal
          >Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 14:37:13 -0400
          >
          >
          >
          >-----Original Message-----
          >From: Steven A. Edinger [mailto:Steven.Edinger.1@...]
          >Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 5:00 PM
          >To: Science Education
          >Subject: 'Design' Theory Faces Legal Test, Wall Street Journal
          >
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          >from the Wall Street Journal
          >
          >September 22, 2005
          >
          >
          > POLITICS AND POLICY
          >
          >
          >
          >DOW JONES REPRINTS
          >
          >
          >Scopes, 2005:
          >'Design' Theory
          >Faces Legal Test
          >
          >By SUZANNE SATALINE
          >Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
          >September 22, 2005; Page B1
          >
          >Debates about the boundaries of science and religion that marked the
          >famous
          >Scopes trial in 1925 are likely to unfold next week at a Harrisburg,
          >Pa.,
          >federal courthouse in the first legal test of an anti-evolution doctrine
          >known
          >as "intelligent design."
          >
          >Aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, 11 parents of Dover, Pa.,
          >schoolchildren have filed a federal lawsuit against that town's school
          >board,
          >accusing it of violating the principle of separation of church and
          >state. The
          >school board requires that at the beginning of the 9th grade unit on
          >evolution,
          >teachers are supposed to read a statement to a biology class: "Because
          >Darwin's
          >theory is a theory, it continues to be tested as new evidence is
          >discovered.
          >The theory is not a fact...Intelligent Design is an explanation of the
          >origin
          >of life that differs from Darwin's view."
          >
          >Science teachers balked and many Dover parents were angered as well. The
          >plaintiffs are asking the court to void the intelligent-design policy in
          >the
          >class.
          >
          >The intelligent-design doctrine asserts that some natural processes are
          >so
          >complex and ingenious that they must have been created by an intelligent
          >or
          >supernatural cause -- perhaps God -- rather than the randomness of
          >natural
          >selection.
          >
          >Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District is expected to draw
          >national
          >media attention as well as expert witnesses from Brown University and
          >other
          >prominent institutions. The trial, slated to last five weeks, will be
          >monitored
          >by scientists, educators and politicians around the country. The trial
          >will not
          >be televised.
          >
          >The outcome is likely to influence state school boards in Kansas and
          >Ohio,
          >which have moved toward allowing teachers to critique Darwin's theory,
          >as well
          >as policies in many individual school districts. "The results of the
          >Dover
          >trial will be extremely significant for American public school
          >education," said
          >Eugenie Scott, executive director of the nonprofit National Center for
          >Science
          >Education, based in California, an organization that advocates teaching
          >evolution and advised the plaintiff's team on science matters.
          >
          >"If the judge rules in favor of the plaintiffs, then this will truly
          >throw sand
          >in the gears of efforts to get intelligent design taught at the high
          >school
          >level," said Ms. Scott. "If the judge rules...for the district, I think
          >this
          >will give a green light to school districts that would like to introduce
          >some
          >form of creationism in the classroom."
          >
          >The Seattle-based Discovery Institute, the leading backers of
          >intelligent
          >design, say they are delving into scientific mysteries to explain such
          >biological developments as the workings of cells. "We don't say God
          >designed,"
          >said John West, associate director for the institute's Center for
          >Science and
          >Culture. "It's not about trying to reconcile science with some religious
          >text.
          >It's about this longstanding question in biology about the appearance of
          >design."
          >
          >The trial also has potential ramifications for public higher education,
          >where
          >the evolution-creation dispute is heating up. The University of
          >California at
          >Berkeley faces a lawsuit from students at Christian private schools who
          >say
          >they can't go to the prestigious campus because the science courses they
          >took
          >-- based on anti-evolution textbooks -- don't fulfill its admission
          >requirements. At Ohio State University, a review of a doctoral
          >dissertation in
          >science education by an intelligent-design proponent was put on hold
          >this
          >spring after faculty protests. And at Iowa State University, where a
          >faculty
          >member who teaches astronomy wrote a book contending that the Earth must
          >have
          >been created by design, more than 120 faculty signed a petition this
          >year
          >saying that intelligent design is not science.
          >
          >Critics of intelligent design, who include most mainstream biologists,
          >say it
          >is religion masquerading as science -- essentially, the latest evolution
          >of
          >creationism. But Christian educators and intelligent-design backers were
          >heartened last month when President Bush said that both sides of the
          >origins
          >debate should be taught. "It is a legitimate controversy among
          >scientists and
          >credible scientists believe that intelligent design is a better
          >explanation for
          >complex biological systems than we have seen," said Richard Thompson,
          >defense
          >attorney for the Dover school board and chief counsel with the
          >not-for-profit
          >Christian law group, the Thomas More Law Center.
          >
          >The Dover Area School District was the first in the nation to include a
          >mention
          >of intelligent design in the science curriculum. For now, the theory
          >isn't
          >actually taught.
          >
          >"The intent [by Dover officials] is to systematically destroy the theory
          >of
          >evolution because the theory tells the students we came from monkeys,"
          >said
          >plaintiff Bryan Rehm, who has a daughter in ninth grade at Dover High.
          >"According to them we didn't come from monkeys. God made us as the way
          >we are
          >today...That's fine, but that's not science. That's the book of Genesis.
          >And
          >the last time I checked, the Bible is still a religious text."
          >
          >The jury at the carnival-esque Scopes trial in 1925 supported a
          >Tennessee law
          >making it unlawful "to teach any theory that denies the story of divine
          >creation as taught by the Bible." But the legal tide since has not been
          >kind to
          >evolution opponents. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the last of the
          >Scopes-type anti-evolution laws in Epperson v. Arkansas in 1968, and
          >lower
          >courts followed suit in scuttling so-called "equal time" laws that
          >required
          >schools to teach creation science. In January, a federal court ordered
          >Cobb
          >County, Ga., to remove evolution warning labels on biology texts, saying
          >they
          >had "an impermissible effect" of promoting religion. That decision is on
          >appeal.
          >
          >Nevertheless, the anti-evolution forces have pressed on. The Kansas
          >Board of
          >Education voted in August to include greater criticism of evolution in
          >its
          >school-science standards -- which lists all aspects of the subject
          >teachers
          >should present. An outside academic agency is reviewing the proposed
          >curriculum
          >and it comes up for a vote in October. In 2002, Ohio adopted science
          >standards
          >requiring students to examine criticisms of biological evolution.
          >
          >Opponents of intelligent design are monitoring several school districts
          >in New
          >Mexico, including Rio Rancho, where the school board agreed recently to
          >allow
          >evolution alternatives to be broached in class. Efforts to change
          >science
          >standards have also sprung up in school districts in Maryland,
          >Minnesota,
          >Wisconsin and Michigan.
          >
          >Mr. Rehm, the Dover parent, and a former Dover physics teacher, said
          >either
          >way, no one in his community wins.
          >
          >"If the school board gets it in its favor, we've got one more place in
          >the
          >country where kids aren't getting an acceptable science education," Mr.
          >Rehm
          >said. "And if we win, the school board gets stuck footing the bill" for
          >legal
          >expenses.
          >
          >Write to Suzanne Sataline at suzanne.sataline@...1
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