The [Dover, Pennsylvania] school district made headlines when the board voted to require that science teachers in the district teaching evolution read a statement dealing with the idea of 'intelligent design'—an idea that holds that the world's life forms are too complex to have been created without the aid of an intelligent designer. Critics of the idea say that it is merely creationism in another guise, and has no place in the science classroom. With the new academic year underway, another legal skirmish in the story is about to occur. We'll check in on the goings-on in Dover.You can listen to the broadcast at the link above. This case represents the first public test of the "Intelligent Design" movement. Hopefully, it will also spell the beginning of it's end.
Monday, September 19, 2005
On NPR's Science Friday for last week: