“At the end of the legal wrangling in Dover, theologians, civil liberty advocates and evolutionists were all pleased that at least for the time being they were able to keep intelligent design out of science class. It is hard to tell who pulled the strings behind what was clearly a staged trial but someone certainly did. Someone made sure public schools would not become a forum for an otherwise healthy debate over the unorthodox conclusions reached by some among the scientists, and the church, the one that initially wanted intelligent design taught in science class could not be any happier of the results.” – A Time of Change, Chapter 17
In December of 2005, at the end of an extremely unorthodox judicial process, to use a sarcastic euphemism, John Jones the 3rd, a judge from Pennsylvania ruled that intelligent design was religion and, as a result, teachers and students could not utter these two words in public school. FOX News pundits instantaneously attacked him, and so did radical right-wing Republican activists and other religious fanatics. On the other hand, according to Wikipedia, in the eyes of those dedicated to keeping religion out of government and our education system, Judge Jones became a national hero.
Among others, A Time of Change exposes the true roots and the true purpose of religion, of this serious illness affecting our civilization for thousands of years. That said there were a few serious problems with Judge Jones’ conduct during the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District bench trial, problems raising serious questions about the constitutionality and thus about the legality of his decision, and a hero he was certainly not.