Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10:10 AM
Before 2005 ended, a federal judge quashed an effort by advocates of Intelligent Design to undermine the teaching of evolution in biology classrooms. Proponents of Intelligent Design - the idea life is so complex it must have required an intelligent designer - tried to use their presence on the Dover, Pennsyvania, school board to force the inclusion of an intelligent design textbook in biology classrooms. Federal Judge John Jones called their efforts "relabeled creationism" and admonished them for trying to hide their religious motives. Brown University biology professor Ken Miller has found himself somewhat close to the center of this debate for some time - and not just because the biology textbook he co-wrote is one of the most widely used in high schools across the country. He spoke with ideastream's Dan Moulthrop.
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