Education

No Future for Intelligent Design?

December 20, 2005 1 min read

In a decision that could have broad implications for public schools across the country, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that “intelligent design” is not legitimate science, but rather an unconstitutional religious concept with direct ties to biblically based creationism.

Will this ruling set the precedent for similar cases in other districts—and does it accurately reflect the views of the American people, and the laws set forth in the constitution?

Although the Dover ruling prohibits the specific teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution because of its religious roots, should other alternatives be considered, and presented, alongside evolution?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.