- The Loom
Dover: ID is out!
Initial reaction: what a relief. Once I have a chance to read the decision, I’ll have something vaguely more insightful to say…
Update: Oy. The decision turns out to be 139 pages. PDF here.
Update, 11:30 am: Okay, I’ve had a chance to give it a quick read, and while I’m not a lawyer, it seems to me like a pretty overwhelming decision. It didn’t just focus on the school board’s activities but demolished the entire project of intelligent design. For a legal document, it had some quite stirring passages, which I’ve excerpted here:
p 24: we conclude that the religious nature of ID would be readily apparent to an objective observer, adult or child.
p29 ID aspires to change the ground rules