Friday, January 14, 2005

Stick to Evolution

In today's Times: "A federal judge in Georgia has ruled that schools in Cobb County must remove from science textbooks stickers that say "'evolution is a theory, not a fact' that should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.' The judge, Clarence Cooper of Federal District Court, wrote that the stickers, perhaps inadvertently, 'convey a message of endorsement of religion,' violating the First Amendment's separation of church and state and the Georgia Constitution's prohibition against using public money to aid religion." More.

My monkey ancestors are scratching themselves madly to signal their approval of this ruling.