Read... The ruling is http://www2.ncseweb.org/kvd/main_docs/kitzmiller_342.pdf [Broken] at NCSE Instead of going back and forth over the merits of ID, let's talk about two other points of interest. 1. How is establishment clause jurisprudence evolving in this case and others (notably Selman v. Cobb County). Kitzmiller goes now to appeal in the 3rd Circuit, and Selman is already in the 11th. 2. Let's say these cases are ultimately resolved such that school boards enjoy greater leeway in setting life science education standards, up to and including instruction in philosophy of science, unscientific alternatives, etc. From the perspective of sociology, political and educatio science, and public policy, what are the likely consequences of such an outcome. On the education point, try to anticipate geographic variation in instruction and student academic performance (NAEP math and science scores?) as well as changes in curricula. This is, of course a discussion, not a conference or a research pool. I'm not expecting a great deal of digging and modeling, or that first points be defended in their entirety. Just curious to see whether or not an online forum can host a conversation on this issue without resorting to logic chopping and militia-style constitutional lawyering.