Still waiting on the full text, but the Dover decision is in, and so far, the news is good.
(By still waiting, I mean still waiting for it to load - it’s a huge freaking decision.)
The evidence at trial demonstrates that ID is nothing less than the progeny of creationism. (Pg 31)
Thank you, sanity.
Ah, here’s the good stuff, from page 136:
The proper application of both the endorsement and Lemon tests to the facts of this case makes it abundantly clear that the Boardâ€™s ID Policy violates the Establishment Clause. In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether ID is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents.
Both Defendants and many of the leading proponents of ID make a bedrock assumption which is utterly false. Their presupposition is that evolutionary theory is antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being and to religion in general. Repeatedly in this trial, Plaintiffsâ€™ scientific experts testified that the theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny, the existence of a divine creator.
(Via The Panda’s Thumb.)