The trial begins today with opening statements and testimony from expert witness Kenneth R. Miller, Ph.D., a professor of biology at Brown University. Dr. Miller is a cell biologist whose work focuses on the structure and function of biological membranes and membrane proteins. He has published more that 50 research papers in scientific journals and coauthored several nationally-known high school and college textbooks. Dr. Miller has been on the Brown University faculty since 1982.
Dr. Miller has this to say about intelligent design: “Intelligent Design is a new anti-evolution movement that has been presented as an alternative to an older formulation known as “creation science.” It argues that an unnamed “designer” must have been responsible for much of the process, although it presents no evidence for the actions of such a designer. Theological explanations may be correct, of course, but they cannot be tested by methods of science and are therefore not science.” Read Dr. Miller’s entire statement.
Read the court documents, including a memo from the Dover Area School District science teachers, who chose to “opt out” of reading a statement on intelligent design during their biology lessons.