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More DI Lies, Take #114,983

I know, I know, they lie so often that it’s hardly worth pointing it out. But take a look at how brazen this is – they claim that Americans United is contradicting themselves in taking two positions, then they put the actual positions right next to each other that show the obvious distinction between the…

El Tejon Creationism Class Cancelled

The El Tejon school district has agreed to cancel their creationism class and not to teach it again, thus settling the case before it went to trial: Americans United for Separation of Church and State today announced that it has settled a lawsuit over a California school district’s decision to teach a course promoting creationism……

El Tejon Update

The NCSE’s legal blog reports that there is a hearing scheduled on Tuesday in Federal court to hear arguments on the plaintiff’s motion for a temporary injunction preventing the school from teaching the course in question while it is fought out in court. There was also a report in the Bakersfield, CA newspaper that the…

Casey Luskin appeared before the El Tejon school board to give them some advice on the creationist “philosophy” course. In short, he told them to cancel it: From what I can tell, this course was originally formulated as if it would promote young earth or Biblical creationism as scientific fact. Although I understand that the…

Josh Claybourn on the El Tejon Case

Josh Claybourn at In The Agora has written a post about the El Tejon case and I’m going to respond to it here. I used to write for In The Agora, as most of my readers surely know, and I have enormous respect for Josh. He’s a really, really smart guy who will undoubtedly show…

As usual, the Discovery Institute is having a little difficulty settling on a coherent position on the El Tejon ID class controversy. Their first response, written by Robert Crowther, is entitled “Darwinists Want To Ban Intelligent Design From Not Just Science Classrooms, But All Classrooms.” Crowther predictably fumes at us evil “Darwinists” who want the…

I was gonna fisk the DI’s reaction to the El Tejon case, but Mike Dunford already did it quite well. The DI, via Casey Luskin, predictably tries to spin this as proof of us evil “Darwinists” and our intolerance for ID. But at the same time, he admits that this course is not merely teaching…

I was gonna fisk the DI’s reaction to the El Tejon case, but Mike Dunford already did it quite well. The DI, via Casey Luskin, predictably tries to spin this as proof of us evil “Darwinists” and our intolerance for ID. But at the same time, he admits that this course is not merely teaching…

The El Tejon Complaint

Americans United has released the full complaint filed in Federal court in the El Tejon case. I’ll be reading it and commenting soon.

New Links on El Tejon ID Suit

We have many media reports today on the El Tejon ID suit. The full press release from Americans United is available on their website. The LA Times has an article about the controversy that includes a couple of interesting tidbits. Of the district’s legal advice, it says: At a special meeting of the El Tejon…