Yeah we figured this one out at the Scopes Monkey Trial.
12/21/2005 5:17:10 AM
The reason it's in court is because of fundies trying to get it out of the classrooms, not through any fault of its own.
12/21/2005 2:13:36 PM
I think my head nearly imploded in trying to process this. The fundies pull a fast one, illegally and unconstitutionally, and then blame champions of science (and education and constitutionality) for taking the only course left to them in self-defense: the courts! This kind of whining just beggars the imagination. It's like that of a crook who gets caught burglarizing a home and then tries to claim that being jailed is an infringement of his civil rights!
12/21/2005 3:18:17 PM
1) Nope. You brought it there (actually, it was ID on trial - not evolution), and it won on the merits.
2) No, there's a little thing called the Establishment Clause that is both the reason courts CAN take religion out of public classrooms and the reason they CAN'T put it in.
David - I don't think it can be put any better than your analogy.
12/21/2005 4:05:18 PM
The Last Conformist
Actually, I think it's more like a fraudster who argues that because his victim went to court, he clearly deserved to be defrauded.
12/21/2005 9:03:08 PM