Dover fallout

I see someone beat me to it in the comments on the previous post this morning, but yes, it’s been confirmed in today’s Harrisburg Patriot News that the US Middle District Attorney’s office is reviewing testimony in the Dover intelligent design case to decide whether to pursue perjury charges.

In other fun Dover trial-related news, Senator Rick Santorum is now saying he “intends to withdraw his affiliation with the Michigan-based public-interest law firm [Thomas More Law Center] that promotes Christian values,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I thought the Thomas More Law Center made a huge mistake in taking this case and in pushing this case to the extent they did,” Santorum said.

You may remember that Santorum had been a big proponent of teach intelligent design, and his editorial on the subject was featured prominently in the special newsletter the Dover Area school board sent out to the district after it added the intelligent design statement to the curriculum.

Sara in Philly

11 thoughts on “Dover fallout

  1. From the Philadelphia Enquirer –
    Rick Santorum on Intelligent Design
    “Therefore, intelligent design is a legitimate scientific theory that should be taught in science classes.”
    – 2002 Washington Times op-ed article
    “I’m not comfortable with intelligent design being taught in the science classroom.”
    – Interview in August on National Public Radio
    “I do not believe it should be required teaching.”
    – Interview yesterday with The Inquirer
    “I thought the Thomas More Law Center made a huge mistake in taking this case and in pushing this case to the extent they did.”
    – from Inquirer interview

    Yes “Election Year Rick” is clearly evolving, or revolving, or somesuch.

  2. Obviously, Rick was clueless as to what a scientific theory is. It’s definitely not saying, “Oh, well, I don’t know the answer, so God must’ve done it.” Anyone who thinks ID is a “legitimate scientific theory” needs to open a science book.

  3. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

    Everybody hates a loser, don’t they?

    As soon as Judge Jones released his decision everyone goes ‘run away, run away!’ from the sinking ID ship.

  4. It took me a while, but after your last post I was forced by curiosity to click on your name and “Walla!”…its all so clear now.

    When Santorum was smearing gays and lesbians all over the United States—comparing us to dog fuckers—did you send him an outraged letter? Somehow I doubt it.

    Good readin’ too.

  5. Steve…they’re opening science books…the problems stems from the fact they’re opening one called Of Pandas and People.

  6. Anonymous said…
    Steve…they’re opening science books…the problems stems from the fact they’re opening one called Of Pandas and People

    By no stretch of the imagination can “Pandas” be described as a science book – it is replete with mis-representations, straw-man arguments, quotes and examples from out-dated research.

  7. Well thanks and thanks to the whole ACLU legal team. I hear Galileo’s skeleton gave a thumbs up on hearing the verdict, and Giordano Bruno’s ashes formed themselves into a smile. I am reduced to red-faced, sputtering rage in the face of such inanity. Thanks for being wonderfully effective advocates for rational thinking.

    Pat O’Connor

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