Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Court Capers

Law-Suit Larry Caldwell, as Timothy Sandefur deliciously calls him in Sandefur's article at The Panda's Thumb, is attempting, with the Pacific Justice Institute, to take the case of Larry's wife against the U.C. Berkeley Understanding Evolution website to the Supreme Court. See Sandefur's article for the details of the lawsuit and why it is frivolous.1

What amuses me (you did know that the sole purpose of this blog is my own amusement, didn't you?) is the oh-so-serious way the American Family News Network ("a Christian news service ... that exists to present the day's stories from a biblical perspective") states the following:

A government-funded website in California is promoting harmony between religion and evolution. Christians have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court against the website.2

The CADS! How dare they try to convince children that they can be religious and still think that science (and all the good things it produces) is acceptable?

It's always nice to have another demonstration of how the far-right creationists are really anti-science, despite their claims to the contrary, but sometimes you just have to wonder if anyone ever even waived a clue-stick in their general direction.

1. There's also my post on why, generally, telling children about what different religions believe is not a violation of separation of church and state.

2. They can't even get the little things right: no "lawsuit" has been filed with the Supreme Court, a petition for a writ of certiorari has been filed with the court. Apparently, a "biblical perspective" does not include minimal fact-checking ... oh, wait a minute!


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