Despite the fact that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is Satan himself, there are times when I am in awe of our judicial system. Good awe. Sometimes a judge manages to wade through a sea of rhetoric and emerge with a decision that makes such logical sense that all you can really do is give them a (virtual) pat on the back and say, "Well done."
So "Well done," U.S. District Judge John Jones. Yesterday you ruled against the teaching of so-called "intelligent design" in science classes in a Pennsylvania school system. At some point I plan on reading the full decision (PDF), but for now I'm enjoying the image of Jones sitting back and saying, "What do they think I am, STUPID? This is just creationism masquerading as science. DUH."
(Yes, District Court judges say "DUH" every now and then.)
From the ruling:
|Judge John Jones, smart guy|
... wait for it ...
... "breathtaking inanity."
*swoon* U.S. District Judge John Jones, you have your first groupie.
I love it when the judiciary gets bitchy.
It is a great day, people. A great day indeed.
Additionally, a hearty "Well done" to the voters of Dover, PA, who cast out (yes, Biblical reference there) in the November election eight of the nine school board members who started this dumb thing.Posted by Highwaygirl on December 21, 2005 07:07 AM to the category Current Affairs