What NOVA Won't Tell You about Dover
When John E. Jones decided in 2005 to "traipse into" the controversial area of evolution and science education, deciding the scientific merit of intelligent design as a federal court judge in Dover, PA, he may have only dreamed of the day when he would see himself on the silver screen.
As the author of the 139-page verdict in the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, Jones gained national notoriety (and much acclaim from certain fashionable quarters) for ruling that intelligent design is not science but religion. That more than 90% of the section on intelligent design was copied nearly verbatim from the ACLU didn't diminish his standing as a "great thinker" in the mainstream press. Neither did the fact that the Judge ignored the testimony of two scientists currently conducting intelligent design research.
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