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Court rules against teaching of 'intelligent design'

Local school officials in Pennsylvania violated the U.S. Constitution when they required teachers to include "Intelligent Design (ID)" in their biology curriculum, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled today.
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Local school officials in Pennsylvania violated the U.S. Constitution when they required teachers to include "Intelligent Design (ID)" in their biology curriculum, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled today.

"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy," Jones wrote," ruling that the alternative to Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection can no longer be taught by the Dover Area School Board.

"It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy," the judge said.

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