"The breathtaking inanity of the board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents and teachers of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources."
Still wondering what I'm talking about?
The most important immediate and medium term consequence is the setback for Goal 6 of the Wedge Strategy. This was one of their 5 year goals.
6. Ten states begin to rectify ideological imbalance in their science curricula & include design theory
Given that the Wedge Strategy seems to have been written in 1998 and was first reported in the wild in March 1999, they were already running a bit late. This ruling will set them back at least a decade while they regroup and try to construct an alternative approach. Unless Bush can engineer the selection of half a dozen southern baptists to the Supreme Court, there is clearly no danger of the courts blindly letting this kind of nonsense get through to distort the science education of America.
For which we should all be duly grateful and congratulate ourselves on a well deserved and well-timed, if somewhat ironic, Christmas present. It will be welcomed by rational humans everywhere.
Seasonal Greetings to both my readers everywhere.