Good news: A federal judge has squashed the Dover, Penn. school board’s attempt to teach "Intelligent Design" in science classes. You can read the ruling (PDF). Here’s a snippet:

To be sure, Darwin’s theory of evolution is imperfect. However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions.


(via Pharyngula)

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.