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Oct16-05, 08:35 PM
It's a very interesting ruling to make. What is so religious about the theory that life on Earth was artificially created?
I doubt that the courts decide these cases solely upon this characterization of the argument. I expect that when a case comes before the court on the issue of teaching of creationism, the court simply agrees with the argument that creationism is bible based and for that reason cannot be taught in public schools. And when the issue of teaching Intelligent Design comes up, the court agrees with the argument that ID is old wine in a new bottle.
So in other words, there's nothing religious about ID itself--but we kind of pretend that it is because a
alternate theory of evolution is religious.