Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Kitzmas!

Do you know where you were this time last year? It's the one year anniversary of the release of Judge Jones's wonderful opinion in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District (a.k.a. the intelligent design challenge). In honor of the occasion, the York Dispatch has an article about the writer working on adapting the trial into a screenplay for Paramount Pictures. (Be warned - it's actually a movie "inspired" by the events in Dover.)

In a nice bit of timing, the Cobb County (Georgia) School Board announced yesterday that it will not be placing anti-evolution stickers in high school biology textbooks. The case began in 2002, when the school board decided to place stickers inside the biology textbooks that questioned the validity of evolution. "School officials also agreed not to take other actions that would undermine the teaching of evolution in biology classes," according to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State press release. Several of the same attorneys from the Dover case were involved in the Cobb County effort, including Richard Katskee, assistant legal director of Americans United, and Eric Rothschild of Pepper Hamilton. (No word yet if there will be a movie on of this one.)

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