The Devil In Dover

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    I just finished reading an excellent book entitled "The Devil in Dover" by Laurie Lebo that describes the trial in Dover, Pennsylvania invloving the teaching of creationism/ID in their public school. The trial from start to finish was an enormous embarrassment to the fundamentalist christians that tried to force their religion on Dover public school students through the Dover school board and a huge, very public defeat for the creationism/ID movement. What I found most disturbing was that these fundamentalists continuously lied and manipulated in order to demonstrate their superior morals. The judge in the case was a conservative Bush appointee and no one was sure how he would handle the trial. He had no choice but to issue his decision against creationism/ID and the school board. He was outraged enough to recommend that some of the board members be charged with perjury.
     
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    it simply amazes me that people would elect to teach their children misinformation for the sake of their religion....many religions do this....the teaching of creationism should be outlawed in public schools.
     
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    lay Off The Bold Text
     
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    How do YOU define "irony"?
     
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    hopefully, the definition has the word 'sarcasm' in it so that you can catch it the second time around.


    oops, excuse me..


    hopefully, the definition has the word 'sarcasm' in it so that you can catch it the second time around.

     
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    It's one thing to allow their own children to become intellectual cripples by discouraging critical thinking but these people won't be satisfied until all of OUR children are dumbed down with their own. I was happy to see that the judge lambasted them for their dishonesty.
     
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    It appears that you also know the definition of the word "backpedal".
     
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    And it appears you figured out how to post without bolding your text. Congrats.


    welcome to the forum.
     
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    I thought this issue was disposed of in the scopes trial, anyway. Bizarre that people are going backward to 1925.
     
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    I used bold text to differentiate it from my signature lines. If that ruins your day, call the font police.
     

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