Thursday, December 22, 2005

God, Repackaged

Posted By Guest Blogger: abestis

NYT reports that creationism and intelligent design are the same thing!


HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20 - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that it was unconstitutional for a Pennsylvania school district to present intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in high school biology courses because it is a religious viewpoint that advances "a particular version of Christianity."

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Judge Jones also excoriated members of the Dover, Pa., school board, who he said lied to cover up their religious motives, made a decision of "breathtaking inanity" and "dragged" their community into "this legal maelstrom with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources."

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"To be sure, Darwin's theory of evolution is imperfect," Judge Jones wrote. "However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions."

I love how the judge "excoriated" the school board for lies and "breathtaking inanity." Amazingly good stuff. Something we can all learn from. Your Gin and Tonic Homework: use any variation of "breathtaking inanity" in a sentence ("The Gin and Tonic Lounge is breathtakingly inane.")

I felt a little guilty posting this in Brian's absence as I infer from his other posts that he is (or was) a good God fearing Christian. I may be smote.

8 comments:

  1. You get a B+ for an early effort.

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  2. Oooh. Better than I did in school.

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  3. Brian Smith4:32 PM

    Brian, Tom and I used to go to a church youthgroup together. Of course we went to meet chicks but still. I have been praying for Brian for years now but I dont think its working.

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  4. Three men in a church youth group. Definitely sounds gay to me. All three of you are going to hell.

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  5. Three Men InN a Church Youth Group. There's a Steve Guttenburg joke in there somewhere that I can't quite put my finger on...

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  6. I'm fairly certain Big Bri is the devil.

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  7. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Big Bri? Which one is that? I heard both of them were pretty small. . .

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  8. Well it was big enough to make my back hurt.

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Be compelling.

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