Science Meets Religion

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Those who disagree with our holding [against the Dover, Pennsylvania School Board and their policy promoting intelligent design] will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court. Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on [intelligent design], who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy. The breathtaking inanity of the Board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources. -- John E. Jones (U.S. District Judge), Kitzmiller vs Dover Area School District, Memorandum Opinion, 20 Dec 2005, pg. 138, available at Jones2005.

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This site is compiled and edited by David H. Bailey of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (recently retired) and the University of California, Davis: Research website. The editor's published works include six books and over 200 technical articles, not including those on this site, ranging in topics from high-performance computing, computational mathematics, mathematical finance and computational biology.

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