The courts in Georgia have decided that the Cobb County Stickers -- the ones on the HS biology books warning students that evolution was just a theory -- had to go.
The Court Decides
On 13 January 2005, a federal judge ordered the removal of Cobb County’s textbook labels.
According to US District Judge Clarence Cooper, in his 44-page ruling, “In this case, the Court believes that an informed, reasonable observer would interpret the Sticker to convey a message of endorsement of religion. That is, the Sticker sends a message to those who oppose evolution for religious reasons that they are favored members of the political community, while the Sticker sends a message to those who believe in evolution that they are political outsiders.”
Judge Cooper continued, “While evolution is subject to criticism, particularly with respect to the mechanism by which it occurred, this Sticker misleads students regarding the significance and value of evolution in the scientific community for the benefit of the religious alternatives. By denigrating evolution, the School Board appears to be endorsing
From Mike Tidmus's blog -- Mike also warns this is only a limited victory, citing the National Center for Science Education Director, who points out, rightly, that Creationist Activists don't go away.
They might have lost this one. But they won't give up. And they've got their mandate now, don't they?
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