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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Which group do you think issued the death threats to Judge John E. Jones III?

Judge John E. Jones III was the judge who presided over the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. The case was the first that was presented to the U.S. federal courts that fought the introduction of Intelligent Design into public school curriculum. After hearing the case, the Honorable Judge John E. Jones III stated:

“After a searching review of the record and applicable caselaw, we find that while ID arguments may be true, a proposition on which the Court takes no position, ID is not science. We find that ID fails on three different levels, any one of which is sufficient to preclude a determination that ID is science. They are: (1) ID violates the centuries-old ground rules of science by invoking and permitting supernatural causation; (2) the argument of irreducible complexity, central to ID, employs the same flawed and illogical contrived dualism that doomed creation science in the 1980's; and (3) ID’s negative attacks on evolution have been refuted by the scientific community. As we will discuss in more detail below, it is additionally important to note that ID has failed to gain acceptance in the scientific community, it has not generated peer-reviewed publications, nor has it been the subject of testing and research.”

After handing down his decision, Judge John E. Jones III received several death threats. As a result of those threats, he and his family were placed under 24/7 federal protection.

Which group do you think issued those death threats?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_E._Jones_III#cit...

http://www.pamd.uscourts.gov/kitzmiller/kitzmiller...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I do not know enough about this matter to determine the source of the threats. Still, it would not make sense for the opponents of ID to take such actions.

    What I really don't understand here is why people have a problem with teaching children real science in our secular schools. Such a practice does not preclude parents from telling their youngsters about the Bible. Churches are perfectly within their rights to claim whatever they want -- even if that means contradicting established science. If some people want to teach creationism in the classroom, they are free to set up their own schools and do so. Or they can home-school their children. It's not as if ID has been banned. We still have freedom of speech.

  • we're not history buffs.

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