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Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Voice Of Reason Steps In

No, it's not the basso oration of John Huston as the voice of God. Rather, it is the rational thinking of a federal judge in Georgia. U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper ordered that stickers stating that evolution is "a theory, not a fact" be removed from science books in Cobb County. The judge stated that the disclaimers were an unconstitutional endorsement of religion:
"By denigrating evolution, the school board appears to be endorsing the well-known prevailing alternative theory, creationism or variations thereof, even though the sticker does not specifically reference any alternative theories."
The school district's attorney, on the other hand, argued that "Science and religion are related and they're not mutually exclusive." Really? Well, scientists can explain how rain is created or why earthquakes happen, but The Peach will be damned if anyone has ever convincingly proved they were acts of God. At least this time sane minds prevailed.


At 8:11 PM, Blogger taters said...

Judge Cooper is probably a marked man by now. I wonder what fellow Georgian, Fox employee, Zell Miller has to say about it. Thank God for the small victories. Kudos to Judge Cooper for courageously standing up and not folding. I can see the right wing headlines now, "Activist-Atheist Judge Condemns Christianity."

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Y.S. Chao said...

According to the AP wire on Friday. Zell Miller has issued a challenge for Cooper, a duel to the death. Judge Cooper did note issue a comment.

At 8:22 PM, Blogger taters said...

Thanks, Steve. Did you ever see Zell's speech praising Kerry's heroism from a coupla years back.


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