Thursday, January 13, 2005

Hold That Theory

A federal judge in Georgia today struck down a requirement in Cobb County, a suburb of Atlanta, to label textbooks with the message "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact." The judge found that this undermined the teaching of evolution in favor of one group's religious beliefs, and violated the First Amendment. Well, duh! It only took two years and a gazillion dollars in legal fees to find the obvious.

If I remember correctly, this is the same community that fought an extension of Atlanta's subway because they claimed it would increase crime. Everyone knows that burglars carry their stolen TVs home on subways.


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